Anthony Elding says that manager Graham Westley knows how to get the best out of him and is hoping to repeat the form he showed when he last played under the North End gaffer.
During his time at Broadhall Way between 2003 and 2006 Elding notched 50 times from just over 100 appearances for Boro and he thinks that the hard work of the manager’s regime here at Deepdale could see him again be a regular contributor in the goals column.
“I am over the moon to get back working with Graham Westley,” said the new North End No.37. “I played under him before at Stevenage and I know what he is all about and he knows what I am all about. To be re-united at such a club as Preston is fantastic news.
“I had a successful spell working with Graham. I scored 50 goals and played 100 games for him and he knew what was best for me and how to get the best out of me and made me produce, so for me to be signing with here, hopefully I can come and produce for Preston what I did with him at Stevenage, which would be great.
“I’m an honest player; a team player, who, if nothing else, will give 100 per cent and that is the least I can do. Goals and things like that are added bonuses and I will do my best to help the team progress and climb the table, chipping in with some goals, and see where is takes me from there.
“The team is in fantastic form. I have been keeping an eye on the results because of my connection with Graham and Dino, and results have been very good.
“It is going to be a task for me to get into the team, but I’ll work hard on the training ground and try and stake a claim there and be ready and waiting if called upon by the manager.
“I know what to expect. Graham expects nothing less than hard work and that is a platform that you can build from. If you get hard work and commitment, you have half a chance and I know what to expect and what I am coming into and I look forward to the challenge.
“I am looking forward to getting into the regime that I used to know and it will be great for me and great for the football club if I can come and produce what I did under him at Stevenage.”
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