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Sodje: Let's Do It For Lairdy!

21 November 2012

Akpo Sodje speaks to the Club's offical website following last night's game.

“We are looking much stronger in every aspect of the team. We are going to be turning those draws into wins very soon.”

“Nobody has beaten at Deepdale recently. We need to take the positive things out of this game and look forward to the next game in London.“We are definitely moving in the right direction. Two draws is better than losing two games. We know we are looking a much better team.

“We just have to focus on the positives. We are unbeaten in seven games. We kept another clean sheet again today which is another positive we can take away.

“It was good to get time under my belt again. I could have scored today. I had a great chance in the first half. Chances like that I normally finish better.

However, North End’s number 12 was pleased to return to the starting eleven, having been left on the bench for the last six games, and was determined to focus on the positives ahead of Saturday’s visit to Leyton Orient.

“I don’t know what happened but it is a totally bad tackle. It should be looked at again. It is not something that anybody wants to see. We just pray that Scott Laird is ok.”

“You can’t defend yourself after challenges like that. It was a really bad tackle. The lad came in trying to apologise to the gaffer and our team.

Sodje was left angered by the tackle that broke his team-mate’s leg and called for it to be investigated after the game.

“I just hope that by tomorrow it’s not as serious as it looks at the moment. We just have to pray and hope because he is a big player for us. Hopefully it is not as bad as it looks.”

“Scott is a very good friend of mine. Hopefully it is not too bad. Everybody, the manager and the team, we’re all really angry about the tackle.

“Everything we do in the next game is going to be for Scott,” said Sodje. “I’m very disappointed with the challenge.

Laird was stretchered off in the closing minutes after being on the receiving end of a late challenge from Jamal Campbell-Ryce, who was sent off for the tackle, and it was confirmed after Sodje’s interview with the Club’s official website that North End’s number three had broken his left tibia.

Preston North End striker Akpo Sodje told PNE.Com, after the Lilywhites 0-0 draw with Notts County, that Graham Westley’s side will go into their next game against Leyton Orient looking to secure three points for their injured team-mate Scott Laird.


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