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Elding: Teams Want To Beat PNE

3 December 2012

PNE.Com speaks to loan striker Anthony Elding ahead of Tuesday night’s trip to Bury.

massive difference when you can hear them singing in your way.”
“I saw the attendance the last time we played Bury at Gigg Lane and it was a massive achievement so for the fans to come out in numbers, I hope they will do the same on Tuesday night because it makes a

“From my experience at Leeds I have seen teams take large crowds to away grounds and the situation at Preston is the same.

“For me personally it would be great and it gives us a chance to get to Wembley but the most important thing is to beat Bury first. There is a prize at the end of this competition and it is a great opportunity for everybody involved.

He continued: “I don’t know if anybody in the Preston squad has played at Wembley but I certainly haven’t. I was in the squad when Leeds United reached the League One Play-Off final but I wasn’t involved in the game.

Relishing the thought of playing at Wembley, Elding is ready to play in front of a large North End following on Tuesday night.

With a place in the northern semi-finals up for grabs, a win would see PNE take one step closer to their first appearance at the new Wembley stadium.

“We need to go to Bury with a positive attitude and wanting to win the game. We have got the right players in the squad to go there and get the right result.”

“It will be a tough contest at Bury, any team which plays against Preston North End is going to be hard. Teams want to beat teams as big as Preston so we have to go there in the right frame of mind.

“Considering that Gillingham are top of League Two we showed the ability that we have got and the level we can perform at. We were more than comfortable once we scored our second.

“The lads put in a good performance on Saturday, I missed the game because I was cup-tied but we were comfortable and when we scored the second goal we were in the driving seat all the way.

“I’m looking forward to the game, it is a chance for me to hopefully get a start but that is down to the manager. Hopefully I will be involved in the game somewhere down the lines.

However back in contention for the trip to Gigg Lane, Elding told the Club’s website North End need to go to Bury in the right frame of mind if they want to progress to the next round of the JPT.

The 30-year-old centre forward, on loan from Grimsby Town missed out on North End’s win over Gillingham at the weekend because he was cup-tied.


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