Winger Lee Holmes feels something special is brewing in the Deepdale dressing room and he is just delighted to be a part of it.
The summer capture from Derby County played his second 45 minutes at Chorley on Tuesday night and feels that a real sense of purpose is building in the squad, just two weeks after they all came together for the first time and he believes that they can create something to be proud of.
“From a two week period, I have never been involved a dressing room or a team that has come together this way, but come together so quickly,” the 25-year-old told PNE.Com after the draw at Victory Park. “It has been a pleasure to be involved and it is great to be part of something that is going to be so special.
“I feel good. Every game is stronger, every training session is stronger. I take something from every day and we are working hard to get where we want to get to and we will. Every training session we are trying to improve ourselves. We are all taking on board what the manager wants us to do and trying to execute it in the best way we can.”
The game itself saw the Jack Kirkland Trophy shared, but Holmes said there were personal and team positives to take from the clash: “I thought the first 30 minutes we dominated and played some good football at times,” he continued. “The boys got it down quite early on in the game and started to get into a good rhythm.
“We probably took our foot off the gas a little bit late on in the second period of the first half and slipped up with the goal, so it was disappointing that we couldn’t have gone on and been a bit more ruthless with our finishing and creativity, but there are things to work on and positives to take from the game.
“I thought at times me and Lairdy (Scott Laird) worked well together. I got quite a few balls in and it was nice to have that connection down the left and at times we did well. We would have liked to have had a little bit more quality with the balls into the box from the positions we got into, but it is only the second game in and there are positives to take from it.
“At times we showed what we are capable of. We just need to maintain that for a longer period and make sure that we dominate for the whole half and not just times.”
And with a step up in opposition coming in the form of League Two Morecambe at the Globe Arena on Saturday the forward thinking left-footer is hoping to see yet more progress in north Lancashire.
“Every game we want to win. Whether it’s a pre-season game or a League game. We are going into games knowing that’s what is on the line. Morecambe will be no different and we will take the positives from Chorley and learn from our mistakes and go again,” he added.