Preston boss Billy Davies has been named as the Championship's manager of the month for April.
Davies guided Preston to five wins from six games during April
North End booked their place in the play-offs after claiming five wins and one draw from their six games during the month - conceding only two goals.
The last of those wins was a 2-0 success against Leeds, who are their opponents in the play-off semi-finals.
The other contenders were Steve Coppell of Reading, Southampton's George Burley and Sheffield United's Neil Warnock.