Winger Jeffrey Monakana admits it was an 'unbelievable feeling' scoring his first goal...
“The fans always urge me on every time I get on the ball which is great to hear, I am happy I can entertain them, but now we want start picking up points and get going in the league.
“Hopefully now we can take Tuesday’s win into the league, we know what we are capable of achieving.
“The whole experience of playing professional football is new to me,” admitted the teenager. “I am loving every minute, I need to keep on working hard and the fans have been great.
Now ready to help North End transform their excellent cup run into the league, Monakana is determined to keep his spot in the starting 11 ahead of this weekend’s home clash against Swindon Town.
“Andy Procter played in a great pass and allowed me the time to open up and shoot so it is great to get off the mark.”
Talking the Club’s official website through the goal he continued: “I was surprised how much the Palace defence was staying off me so I exploited it.
“More importantly though it was great to get the win and progress through to the next round of the competition.”
“It was unbelievable, it felt like a dream come true and I was ecstatic with the goal and it felt great to introduce myself to the fans like that. To be honest I thought my first goal was going to be a tap-in.
“I was buzzing after the goal, but funnily enough I was on trial with Palace before I joined up with Preston and they let me go without a reason,” said Jeffrey.
In an interview with PNE.Com, the youngster exclusively revealed why his goal against Palace had an added bite.
Anybody who will have seen Monakana play this season will have known it was only going to be a matter of time before goal number one arrived, and it did against the Eagles in stunning fashion with a 20-yard curling strike past goalkeeper Lewis Price.
The tricky winger has lightened up the Deepdale surface since his summer arrival from Arsenal and has quickly become a favourite with the North End faithful.
uesday night’s Capital One Cup win over Crystal Palace will be one teenager Jeffrey Monakana will never forget as he scored his first goal in professional football T
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