|Chairman Derek Shaw|
League Cup Third round
FA Cup Third round
|Manager Craig Brown (until 29 August) Billy Davies (from 29 August)|
During the 2004–05 English football season, Preston North End F.C. competed in the Football League Championship.
When Preston went down 1-0 at Brighton thanks to a Marlon Broomes own goal on 28 August 2004, a day later, Craig Brown was sacked and replaced with his assistant Billy Davies.
Davies took Preston to the 2005 play-off final for the first time since 2001, at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium but once again Preston ended up on the losing side, this time to West Ham United, losing 1-0.
Preston North End's score comes first
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Left club during season
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