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Monakana: We Were Unlucky

17 November 2012

PNE.Com speak to hard working winger Jeffrey Monakana following the 1-1 draw against Brentford.

“The first game I played for PNE I was really nervous but the nerves have completely gone and I am permanently excited. The coaching staff have helped my confidence to keep on going and never give up and I am aiming to continue in the same manner.”

“We are unbeaten now in six matches, we have to take credit from that but there are still a few details we need to correct and once we do that we will storm on.

The teenager concluded: “We will be looking to go for the win on Tuesday night against another tough opposition in Notts County; we want to continue our unbeaten run. Hopefully we can score goals and pick up a clean sheet.

Hoping to extend their unbeaten run to another game, Monakana revealed he feels excited every time he walks out on the pitch in the North End jersey.

Focus quickly turns to Tuesday night’s game under the floodlights against Notts County, another team near PNE in the League One standings.

“This week I have been working with the physio and he helped me get back quickly in time for today’s game after picking up a knock at Stevenage last weekend. “

“The team is helping me see a lot of the ball and that is enabling me to run at the opposition so it is a positive for my game.

“I was a bit disappointed I couldn’t finish my chances off; I had a couple of chances today to get a goal. Overall I am happy with my performance but I have to keep on going.

He said: “We were really unlucky; we are disappointed with the draw we thought we were going to win. After going 1-0 up we couldn’t seem to get the second goal but credit to the boys we put in a good performance.

Praising his team’s work ethic, Monakana told the Club’s official website he was fit and firing on all cylinders following his injury at Stevenage last weekend, and thought PNE were unlucky not to make it back-to-back wins in League One.

The Lilywhites were on top for the majority of the afternoon at Deepdale, but Brentford hit back with a late equaliser to ensure they travelled back to London with a share of the spoils.

The former Arsenal trainee was a constant thorn in the Bees side for the entirety of the game on Saturday afternoon, but couldn’t turn his good work into the goal he desired.

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