Top goal scorer Nicky Wroe talks to PNE.Com following the 4-1 win in Hertfordshire.“We are building as a unit week by week and it is encouraging that we put in a strong performance, one that we have been threatening to do for the last few weeks.”
He continued “It has been our most complete performance to date, we scored goals from all different areas tonight, the lads put in a real shift against a tough opposition who are near the top of the League One table. We made it hard for them today to get any joy.
It is five games unbeaten in all competitions for North End, with performances improving as the weeks go by and Wroe believes the Club are heading in the right direction with 17 League One games played.
Despite the convincing win for the visitors, Preston stayed tenth in League One but closed the gap on the teams above them.
“Stevenage is a long way for the supporters to travel but they were excellent. There were more from Preston than we expected, but they kept the noise going like they have been doing all season. We have fantastic supporters and we are pleased to get a victory and send them all home happy.
“There was a bit more added spice to today’s game. The gaffer, the coaching staff and a few of the lads were returning to their former club, so that added to our game and hopefully we can drive on from today’s result.
“I am on a good run of form at the minute and I hope to keep my goal scoring record going, Jack King has set me up for quite a few recently and if my team mates keep setting me up in good opportunities it is my job to score.
“Jack King put my goal on a plate for me and it was a perfect opportunity for me and I managed to strike the ball nice and luckily the ball went past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
“We showed our dominance today, we were really strong and in the last couple of weeks we have been showing signs that it is coming for the full 90 minutes and it happened today,” said Preston’s number eight.
Settled in the heart of the PNE midfield alongside John Welsh, who returned to the starting line-up after missing the last two games through suspension and injury, Wroe is adamant his side can drive on from today’s result with a double header at home against Brentford and Notts County coming up.
Wroe found the back of the net for the eighth time this season with a sublime finish from the edge of the penalty box to round off an impressive win for North End, his 50th career goal.