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King Ready To Make Deepdale A Fortress

14 August 2012

Jack King marked his Preston North End debut with a goal, as the Lilywhites overcame Huddersfield Town to secure their place in the Capital One Cup second round.

“It is tough for any team to come here, and we will look to kick on from tonight’s win.” 

“I would like to see anybody at home in the next round, we love playing here and we are looking to make it a fortress especially when the fans get behind us like they did tonight.

The Club’s No.22 is confident that the club can build on their convincing display over Huddersfield, as North End look to make the most of starting the season in front of their home supporters.

“Hopefully the fans enjoyed what they saw tonight, they where in great voice and hopefully there will be more of them on Saturday against Colchester United and we can get the win.” 

“We will carry on working on different parts of games and ultimately working towards our main goal. 

“It is nice to get off to a good start at Deepdale and get the win. There is plenty to work on from tonight’s performance but we are straight back in for training tomorrow morning. 

King praised the Deepdale faithful after the game and backed Preston to build on their impressive pre-season form ahead of Saturday’s League One opener against Colchester.

"I am starting to feel the benefits, I am feeling sharper, fitter and hopefully that is only going to improve.”

“It has been nice to train full time and to have my sole concentration on football rather than having an outside interest with work so I can completely focus on my game.

“It is a privilege to be playing, Deepdale is a magnificent stadium with such a good set up. It was nice to get off the mark with a goal and hopefully it will be the first of many.

The 26-year-old was just happy to play for North End, having been plucked from non-league Woking in the summer.

“Obviously it was nice to pick up the man of the match award but to be honest there was a team full of candidates for the award but we are all aware there is plenty more to work on.” 

“I was fairly pleased with my performance, there are bits still I can improve on for example I played a few sloppy passes at times. 

The versatile midfielder put in a man of the match performance lining up behind striker Chris Beardsley, but insisted it was a strong team performance and that there was still plenty to build on.

King opened the scoring for North End with a fine header as Preston secured a 2-0 over their Championship opponents.

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