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Simonsen: We Always Fancy Our Chances

15 November 2012

Goalkeeper Steve Simonsen looks towards this weekend’s clash at home to the Bees.

“You would like to play at home every week but you know you have to go away from home and play at everybody else’s stadium as well. We have dealt with that week in week out; we know what the travelling is all about.”

“We want to keep more clean sheets, that is what we are missing at the moment from our game and it is something we are going to work ever so hard on so we can try and get more of them.

“We always fancy our chances wherever we go but that really was an outstanding result. We are not going to get carried away, we have put the game to the back of our minds and we have moved on to the next one against Brentford which is the biggest game.

“Stevenage are the third placed team in the league and to go down there and pick up the result that we did was outstanding.

He continued: “I came to Preston to play football, it has taken a while to get in there but it is now down to me to keep my spot. As long as the results and the performances keep coming then we will keep it going.

Simonsen, who has started North End’s last five games, including last week’s empathic 4-1 win at Stevenage, is enjoying being back in between the sticks on a consistent basis but wants to keep more clean sheets moving forward.

“They are a tough side and they had a good away win recently at Portsmouth and they are in good form. Every game is tough but if we approach the game in the correct manner and the confidence we have, then we will not go far wrong.”

“Brentford are a very good side, they have got good players and a lot of the lads will have played against them last season so we know what they are all about.

“It is good to be back at home, we have two games coming up and hopefully we can take maximum points from the both of them.

“There are a lot of tough games in League One and we know what we are up against but we are on a good run at the moment, the confidence is high and we have played some good football,” said Preston’s number 23.

Confident of recording maximum points, former Sheffield United shot stopper Simonsen told PNE.Com the Lilywhites are confident of keeping their good run of form going.

North End will play two games at home in four days against teams with the same intentions, with Brentford first up on Saturday afternoon.

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