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Amoo: We Were Unlucky

16 October 2012

PNE.Com speaks to David Amoo after the Morecambe clash on Tuesday afternoon

“If I am needed to take a penalty again, whether in a shoot-out for the JPT or FA Cup, or if I am called upon to take one in the league, then I would be happy to take one. I do not mind.  It would be a nice way to get my goal tally up!”

The 21-year-old was one of two Preston players to step and score during the shootout, and he revealed it something he would definitely put himself forward to do again if asked.

“It was a great finish from Procts. He is playing really well at the moment and I am pleased for him getting his name on the score sheet today. Scoring today will just improve his confidence and he will just keep getting better and better.”

“We were really unlucky in front of goal today. We created loads of chances but just struggled to find the back of the net. Will had a chance, Beardo had a header, Graham had a chance, we were just really unlucky that we could not score our chances.

North End’s number seven revealed his frustration as Preston struggled to convert their chances into goals against Morecambe, but was full of praise for the Lilywhites goal scorer, Andy Procter.

“At the end of the day I just want to play and am happy to play wherever the manager puts me, whether that is in my favoured position on the wing, upfront or at right back like I was today.”

“Keammar did well helping me out and I think we linked up well down the right hand side.”
“You never know, I would be happy to play again at right-back if the manager asks me too. Obviously it is not my natural position, but I have played there today and have not done too badly.

“We had Keammar [Daley] on the right, Will [Hayhurst] on the left, so it was just a way of accommodating all three of us. So yeah, it was new, it was different and I really enjoyed it. I have been in and out of the side so far this season and have not perhaps not played as much as I would have liked, so I was just happy to get 90 minutes under my belt.

“It was a little bit different playing right-back. I was surprised when I found out as it is not something I am used to, but I enjoyed it.

Amoo lined up in the unfamiliar position of right-back, as he completed the full 90 minutes against the Shrimpers, and revealed it is a position he would be happy to play again if required. 

“It is a disappointing result against Morecambe but I thought the lads played fantastically. It is never nice to exit a cup competition or to lose games but we can take positives from today. Penalties are just a lottery really at the end of the day, so although we lost, we cannot be too disheartened by our performance. We were unlucky to lose.”

When speaking to PNE.Com after the match, the ex-Liverpool man said that although he was disappointed with the loss, the performance certainly gives North End something to build on.

The Lilywhites used the opportunity to rotate the side, as they fielded a strong side against Morecambe, in a repeat of their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie last week, and were unlucky to exit the competition on penalties, as the game finished 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Amoo struggled to hide his disappointment as Preston North End exited the Lancashire Senior Cup at the hands of Morecambe, but believes there are a lot of positives Graham Westley’s side could take from the performance.

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