After snapping a 10-game winless run with a late 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town last time out, the Cardiff board moved to hand interim boss Morison a permanent contract.
Morison, who had previously been working with City’s Under-23s side, has won one, drawn one and lost one of his three games since Mick McCarthy’s sacking a month ago.
A return of four points from those three games is a substantial improvement on the zero points accrued across their previous eight games, failing to score in all but one of those.
Cardiff appear to be on their way up, then, as they seek their first back-to-back league wins since beating Wycombe Wanderers and Birmingham City in April and May.
Preston are better off than the Welsh side in the table, but their form has been rather inconsistent of late under Frankie McAvoy.
The Lilywhites went seven games without a win before a run of three victories and two defeats in their most recent five matches.
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That includes a pretty resounding 3-0 loss at Nottingham Forest two weeks ago, leaving North End 16th in the table and now five points off the playoffs.
However, Preston have won their last two matches at Deepdale and are looking for three wins in a row on home soil for the first time since December last year.
Cardiff have won their last two games at Deepdale, though, which is as many as they managed in their previous 15 visits there.