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Procter Feels The Good Vibe

29 August 2012

Midfielder Andy Procter tells PNE.Com that everybody in the squad has the same aim...

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“This weekend is obviously a big occasion for the city so hopefully we will see the fans turn up in their numbers on Sunday and continue the good feeling at this Club.”

“It was difficult when I first joined the Club, obviously there was a lot of transition and it is always difficult to settle in but everyone really gets along and has the same goal to get this team out of League One 

“I am starting to settle in at the Club now and I think it showed in my performance on Tuesday against Crystal Palace.

“However if we can replicate anywhere near Tuesday night’s performance then we will be more than a match for most teams in this division.

“It will be a difficult game this weekend against Swindon, Paulo Di Canio has his teams well organised,” Procter told PNE.Com.

With Preston ready to celebrate the Guild this coming weekend, Procter now hopes PNE can cap off a fine weekend for the city and record their first league win of the season against Swindon Town on Sunday.

“It shows how much quality Jeff has and Nicky scored to great goals as well, he read the first one and put his right foot through the ball and his placement for the second was excellent.”

Talking about his part in the goal, Procter continued “Nicky [Wroe] played a great ball inside and I thought Akpo Sodje was going to send it back but he left it for me to roll into Jeff’s [Monakana] path and he curled a superb shot in.

Playing a key part in Jeffery Monakana’s goal, Procter praised his team mates for being clinical in front of goal and a fine performance.

Procter, who started in an experienced midfield alongside Nicky Wroe and John Welsh, received plaudits from his manager after the game after a proud display in the famous white jersey.

“It is something that the manager has been big on and thankfully it paid off, obviously scoring in the first five minutes is going to give everyone a big lift and the crowd got right behind the team.”

“We have talked about starting fast and strong and fortunately that worked out for us, the early goal settled us down and we looked a threat going forward.

“We knew we had to start right because we have not been on the best of runs and we want to make Deepdale into a fortress.

“The squad is very competitive this year we have got to be able to go out and put our marker down and a few of us have gone and done that.

“A lot of lads got their chance against Crystal Palace and few of us have given the gaffer a bit of a headache before Sunday,” said the former Accrington skipper.

Boss Graham Westley made six changes for the Capital One Cup clash against Championship outfit Crystal Palace, and the squad delivered with a 4-1 victory which will see North End in the third round tie with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea entering the fray.

Midfielder Andy Procter believes a number of players have given the manager a selection dilemma ahead of this weekend’s Guild special against Swindon Town.

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