It has been an unusual March for Preston. The last game seems an age away when Preston put in an abysmal performance away at Luton. From front to back Preston were awful conceding four goals which were all entirely avoidable.
The defeat meant any lingering chance of a play off spot was well and truly extinguished. The break has perhaps helped fans forget the miserable performance at Luton.
Lowe has had an opportunity to assess and work with his squad over this extended period. Preston have had a longer break than most due to the rearranged Blackpool match and the international fixtures.
Whilst Lowe would typically turn his attention to recruitment in the summer the position with a potential takeover and available funds is very much unknown.
Preston now face a hectic end to the season with the remaining eight games sandwiched into just over a month. In that period there are likely to be developments over any prospective new owner.
It is assured that Preston will remain in the Championship but life will be far from dull both on the pitch with two derby games and off the pitch with a potential new owner before the season is out.