Under-fire Preston boss Darren Ferguson admits life will not get any easier for his side as they bid to haul themselves off the bottom of the table.
North End are facing the grim prospect of a relegation dogfight after a woeful start to the season.
They have lost 12 of their first 18 games and face Millwall at home on Saturday before a tough trip to second-placed Cardiff the following weekend.
"We have some big games coming up now," said Ferguson.
"When you are in our position every game is a big one.
"We've got Millwall at home next, and then we go to Cardiff."