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Wroe: Good Experience To Travel

30 July 2012

PNE.Com speaks to midfielder Nicky Wroe ahead of North End's trip down south to play AFC Wimbledon.

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“We will have to play at all different kinds of stadiums this season, we have to be comfortable playing in all different environments.”

“It will be good to experience two long trips to Wimbledon and Plymouth and hopefully we can pick up two good results.

“We have to get used to travelling together and learning how to get results away from home not just at Deepdale.

“Tuesday night’s game will be different from Saturday, we expect Wimbledon to press us and be right in our faces. We have to impose ourselves on them first and foremost,” said Wroe.

Concluding his exclusive interview with the Club’s official website before starting training, North End’s new number eight believes it will only be a positive for the squad to experience two long away trips together.

“We will take 1-0 wins all day long, clean sheets are good for us, the back four limited Athens to very few chances and we looked solid throughout the game.”

“We have to keep going right up until the final whistle, testament to our improving fitness levels. 

“We were pleased with certain passages of play, some needed sharpening up still but we played some neat and tidy football and created a few chances.

He continued: “It is key when the gaffer brings people in that they like to be flexible and he likes them to be able to play in different systems. That is good because we can then alter our system during the game or whenever he wants to change it because he has got people who can slot in if and when needed.

Happy to play wherever he is needed, Wroe knows that the squad needs to be flexible and able to adapt to different systems during the season.

The former Barnsley man, who has played the majority of his career in the centre of midfield, started the game against Athens on the right wing.

“We showed on Saturday that we are starting to understand each other’s games and learning a lot more about each other. We put in a lot better performance against AEK Athens.”

“After Saturday’s win we will take all the positives into the next game, we will look to build on from that and a step closer to where we want to be. 

Talking to PNE.Com, he said: “AFC Wimbledon is a ground I am familiar with and the surroundings are still fresh in my mind. 

Wroe, who played for Shrewsbury Town on the final game of last season at AFC Wimbledon, is adamant his new side are taking steps in the right direction ahead of the new campaign.

The Lilywhites head into their next match against the League Two side brimming with confidence following a deserved 1-0 win over Greek giants AEK Athens at Deepdale. 

Influential midfielder Nicky Wroe believes the Preston North End squad are starting to understand each other’s games ahead of Tuesday’s trip to London to play AFC Wimbledon.


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