Preston North End Manager Graham Westley is under no illusions that Saturday's trip to the Ricoh Arena will be a tough game.
The Lillywhites travel to the Ricoh Arena for the first of three games against City in just over a month, after Preston booked their place in the Johnstones Paint Trophy Northern Area Semi-Final against City with a penalties victory on Tuesday night at Bury.
Westley, whose side are bouyed by the fact that they have a good record at the Ricoh Arena with three wins and two draws in six visits. told Preston's club website: "We play a side in stunning form. "The new manager has come in and turned the situation around and get his side playing attractive, goalscoring football and they have posted some decent results.
"We know that the weekend is going to be a very difficult journey to make, against a form side, but we are ten unbeaten in twelve ourselves and we know that the two we were defeated in, came in the aftermath of those two nasty injuries, as a result of the disorganisation that followed.
"Some of the disorganisation stayed with us the other night, but the spirit is certainly back to the level it was at when we were in that run of unbeaten games, when we were threatening to go on a winning run and I think the fighting spirit and determination they showed the other night - provided we keep on building - the winning run that we are all searching for won't be too far away."