Left back David Buchanan is ready to build on from Tuesday’s night’s win at Doncaster…“We are trying to build a partnership, it is a squad game and everybody will play their part but I was happy to contribute on Tuesday night and help the team get three points and hopefully I will be in contention for this week’s game.”
“I have had to bide my time but when we have played together we have both shown we are capable at playing either at left back or left wing.
“Me and Scotty [Scott Laird] both play naturally at left back, we both want to be in the starting eleven and Scott has been outstanding this season.
“We are heading in the right direction and moving up the table and we just outside the Play-Offs and that is the next place we want to be. We feel that we are starting to get a bit of momentum going now moving forward.
“Teams at the top show consistency, you have to use the squad, everybody has to be patient and stay focused because you will be used and get a chance to play.
Hoping to make his second start in a week at Boundary Park, Buchanan concluded by praising fellow left back Scott Laird for his start to the season, describing his team mate as ‘outstanding’
PNE have shown their strength in depth already with manager Westley able to change his starting line-up around, highlighting the fact that football is a squad game.
North End, who have won three of their last four league games, lie in seventh spot, only three points off second place, as the games continue to come thick and fast.
“We know the fans will come with us and give us a good following like they did at Bury and we have to now repeat what we did on Tuesday night against Doncaster.”
“There will be a derby atmosphere, Oldham will be up for the game, they got a positive result on Tuesday at Crewe and they are going to go into the game with confidence.
“We have another difficult away game at Oldham, it is a local derby, it is another tough test but hopefully one we can pick up maximum points from.
“It was a step in the right direction but more importantly we have picked up six points out of the last two games.
“The manager said after the game it was a positive result and it was a better performance away from home.
“You have to make sure you work hard, train hard and do what the manager asks of you and when your chance comes you have to take it and I think I did that on Tuesday night.
“Every player wants to play and you are disappointed when you miss out but there is no point getting down in training you have to react in the right way when you are not picked,” said Buchanan.
Tranmere’s former player of the year told PNE.Com he has worked hard consistently in training and is ready for the next test, Oldham Athletic on Saturday.
North End’s number 16 has shown versatility and patience so far this season, but was given the nod by manager Graham Westley against Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium in the 3-1 win.