Preston boss Darren Ferguson has backed Wayne Brown to forge a successful defensive partnership alongside Sean St Ledger.
Brown has endured a stop-start beginning to his North End career due to injuries but he impressed alongside St Ledger in Saturday`s 1-1 draw at Leicester.
Ferguson said: "We knew what we were getting when Wayne came here, he's a committed lad who organises well.
"I think him and Sean St Ledger could be a good partnership together and it's important we get that in key areas in the team.
"The lad has won promotions before and he is the kind of character I want in our dressing room."