Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has urged his side to build on their fine form in the opening weeks of the new Championship season.
The Foxes are eighth in the table after ten games, having shown up well following their promotion last term.
Pearson told the Leicester Mercury: "We know that we have to be at our best every time we play because it is a step up for us.
"I think the psychological pressure as well as the physical pressure at this level is different from last season for us.
"It is a difficult league and, technically, we have played some good sides already. I think Preston were a very good example of a very accomplished Championship side and they have the know-how to win.
"We know we can compete and over 46 games it will be a big test for us, but I don't see any reason for us not to set high targets and expect ourselves to be in the promotion shake-up.
"Whether we can be in it or not is another thing, but I think it is important to be at our best every time."