McKenna holds play-off hope
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul McKenna is not giving up on playing again for Preston this season.
Paul McKenna is not giving up on the prospect of playing again for Preston North End this season.
The midfielder has not featured for Preston since the end of February after undergoing a hernia operation.
He has now suffered a groin injury and Lilywhites boss Paul Simpson has ruled McKenna out of the club's promotion push.
But while not building up his chances of a return before the summer, McKenna feels he could appear in the play-off final, if Preston are involved.
"I'm not getting my hopes up, but I may have an outside chance if we get there," McKenna told The Sun.
"To be honest, the way things have gone anything this season now would be a bonus.
"It will be eight weeks this weekend since I last played. First of all we were hoping it was going to be two or three weeks, now it's two months."
Meanwhile, Preston have cancelled the contract of young midfielder Warren Beattie, who failed to make a first-team appearance for the club.
Beattie is now following Danny Dichio across the Atlantic in the hope of securing a club in the United States.