Creative midfielder Joel Byrom spoke to PNE.Com following the 3-0 win over Yeovil Town in the FA Cup.“Nicky [Wroe] has been playing really well in recent weeks and he carried on his good form once again today, he come back into the team after a spell out and has done well ever since.”
He concluded: “We will take anybody that comes our way in the second round of the competition, that is the way we always approach it and it will be no different this time around. It would be nice to get a home tie and play in front of our own supporters.
Praising the performance of team mate Nicky Wroe, who put in a Man of the Match display against Gary Johnson’s men, Byrom is ready to tackle whoever in the second round, but would once again like a home draw.
However, Byrom was on the end of a nasty tackle in the second half from Ed Upson, which resulted in Upson receiving his marching orders, his second dismissal at Deepdale this season.
Showing composure Byrom slotted past the Glovers shot stopper from just inside the box into the bottom corner, a well worked PNE goal.
Byrom, who scored Preston’s opener after frontman Jack King split the Yeovil defence wide open with a clever through ball to send him clean through.
“It always makes your Saturday night more enjoyable if you have just won in the afternoon, Yeovil were a tough opposition just like they were in the league earlier this season. Even though we were not at our best, a win is a win at the end of the day. “
“The target in any cup competition is to get in the next round; we want to win every game that we play, whether that is in the FA Cup, JPT or League One.
“We were not at our best today, that was obvious for everybody to see but at the end of the day a huge positive is that we kept a clean sheet and we can look forward to the second round next month.
“It was good to be back in the side, it is five or six goals since I last started so it was good to be back in the eleven and all the lads are happy to be in the next round of the FA Cup,” said the former Stevenage midfielder.
Happy to be back in the side and amongst the goals, Byrom told the Club’s official website that North End were not at their best but will take a win however they come.
The Lilywhites’ number 13, who came into the side in place of the suspended John Welsh, looked like he had never been away, and scored the opening goal as Graham Westley’s men put their name in the hat for Sunday’s second round draw.