Sedgwick's crazy season
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Preston winger Chris Sedgwick admits he has been surprised by his turnaround in fortunes this season.
Sedgwick started the campaign at Rotherham United and had been preparing himself for a sustained relegation battle.
But he joined The Lilywhites in November and is now closing in on a place in The Premiership next season.
The 25-year-old helped Preston gain a 2-0 lead in the first leg of their play-off against Derby County and Sedgwick concedes it has been a remarkable change in his personal circumstances.
"This season was soul destroying," said Sedgwick of his time at Millmoor. "We were getting beaten in nearly every match and just couldn't win a game.
"So to come here and get involved in a promotion challenge, when all I was thinking about before was a relegation scrap, was brilliant.
"It's been a crazy turnaround for me."
Preston take their play-off advantage to Pride Park on Thursday evening, live on Sky Sports 1, but Sedgwick is refusing to take a place in the final for granted.
He added: "We know there are plenty of twists and turns yet."