North End winger David Amoo tells PNE.Com he is ready to push on after his start against Coventry City.
“Hopefully all the fans will have a great Christmas, Boxing Day is a big day for football so it will be great if we can have a great turn out and we can repay them with a win.”
“If you consistently play well then he will keep you in the team and use you, it is about what you do and it is not about what anyone else is doing.
“The manager is tough but he is fair, he lets us know when we are doing well but he also lets us know when we are not performing.
“But it is a chance for myself, Jeffrey Monakana and Will Hayhurst to shine and to try and get into the team.
“Lee Holmes has been fantastic for us and he has been unlucky with injuries so far this season. He played well at Coventry on Saturday and we are going to miss him.
“It was very tense when we played Bury last week, I was on the bench that day and both sets of fans and the two managers were going at it. It was very intense so everybody is looking forward to the game and hopefully we can get the three points.
“We are taking each game at a time and playing at Bury last season I really want to get one over of them and help win three points.
Amoo continued: “There are a lot of games coming up; Christmas is always a busy time. We need to start picking up wins so we can get closer to the teams at the top.
If selected, Amoo is determined to get one over his former club, as he continued by praising his team mate Lee Holmes, who received news after the Coventry game that he would miss the next few weeks of the season following a groin injury.
Amoo spent last season on loan at Gigg Lane from Merseyside giants Liverpool, and his performances for the Greater Manchester outfit earned him a move to Deepdale in the summer.
Hoping his performance impressed Westley, Amoo is now targeting his second start of the week against his former employers Bury on Boxing Day.
“I should have kept my shot lower and it is disappointing when you miss an opportunity. I am disappointed that I didn’t take the chance but it was great to be on the field with the lads.”
“It was great to be involved from the start because it has been a while but that is what every player wants to do, play football games.
“I wasn’t expecting to start the game but during the warm up Stuart Beavon pulled up and it was really late in the warm up when we were just about to head down the tunnel,” said the pacey number seven.
Promoted from the substitutes bench, Amoo asked the Coventry defence a number of questions and hit the bar just before the half time whistle.
The former Liverpool trainee received a late call up to the starting line-up by manager Graham Westley at the Ricoh Arena after team mate Stuart Beavon picked up an injury only minutes before kick-off.