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Hayhurst Ready To Fight For Shirt

31 August 2012

PNE.Com speaks to Will Hayhurst as he is ready to fight for his first league start of the season this weekend

“We are at home again on Sunday, there will be a big crowd and we will put in our best performance and we believe we can win and that is all that matters.”

“I want to be involved as much as I possibly can from now on in, hopefully I can start getting assists and goals if I can get a run of games in the team.

“Everybody is working there hardest to be in the starting 11 and that can only be good for the team on a whole. 

“Every training session and game you are involved in you have to give 110%, in training you have to prove to the gaffer that you are the one that deserves to be starting. 

“That is what helps everyone play better and nobody wants to settle for second best, everybody wants to start every game and work hard for the team.

“One of the things which are good about this team is that the confidence is sky high and everyone is fighting for the shirt,” said North End’s number 24.

He concluded his exclusive interview by saying the team are confident the first league win of the season will come alongside the city of Preston’s Guild celebrations. 

Ready to fight for the shirt, Hayhurst is fully aware if you are not on the top of your game on a consistent basis then you will not be in contention.

“The gaffer praised the squad on Tuesday and told us we did well, it is good to hear that we have done well because you always want to do your best. I keep taking every game as it comes and try to improve and help the team out even more.”

“Every player in the squad has great ability, they know what their job is and what we need to do and we have gelled together nicely.

“The team has settled down, we are bonding well and we are getting stronger and stronger as the days go on. It is really good for Preston North End. 

“It was great to experience playing in front of the Deepdale crowd once again being a local lad, it is amazing to play in front of the supporters and with these players, and it is a great start to my professional career.

“I was delighted to start the game and play against Crystal Palace, it was a very good game to go into and I am feeling fitter and stronger. I am delighted the gaffer believes in me and hopefully I repaid his faith by playing well. 

Thanking the manager, Hayhurst told the Club’s official website he is taking one game at a time and will always aim to do his best for his hometown Club.

The youth team graduate, enjoying his first season as a professional footballer, knows all too well that there is plenty of opportunities available under manager Graham Westley.

Preston born and bred, winger Will Hayhurst sampled first team action for the first time this season in the 4-1 win against Crystal Palace, and delivered a performance worthy of a shout in the starting line-up this weekend against Swindon Town.

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