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Gaffer Focused On Consistency

4 October 2012

Manager Graham Westley is looking for his team to concentrate on the next three points as they look to continue to improve their away form at Oldham this weekend.

The North End boss admitted that the form of his team on the road can still be improved and that he is looking to see more of a consistent level of results from the side.

“Our away form so far has been patchy,” he said as he looked ahead to the trip to Boundary Park on Saturday. “If you look at our results, we could have done a lot better at Shrewsbury and we could have easily taken the points at Bournemouth, but on the whole we have not performed away from home as well as we have at home. 

“We were much more solid at Doncaster on Tuesday. We adapted our home game to the away environment much better and we had a much more positive approach and in the end it was quite a convincing victory.

“We have now had five wins and two defeats in our last seven league games and that performance level is a step forward from where we’ve been. I think I won three in 21 last season and it was very difficult, but we made a lot of decisions in the summer and the new group is slowly evolving. 

“We have to continue to look at it one game at a time. Our level has been a bit up and down and we are searching for the consistency and we will do all we can to get winning as often as we can, as quickly as we can. 

“It is about making sure that today you are better than you were yesterday and tomorrow you are better than you were today. We will work hard at our game and make sure the pride goes back into our football club.”

Oldham picked up a valuable away victory on Tuesday night and with ten games now on the board, the PNE chief feels that the Latics have reviewed their start and will too be looking to make progress.

“They have taken stock, made additions to their playing staff. Paul [Dickov] is a knowledgeable football man and he won’t be accepting of their early season form and will be wanting to build on it. 

“The other night represented a good step of progress for them. They have some good quality and good experienced players and we will have to play well again to take the three points at the weekend.

“The better team will win the points. It is up to us to ensure we are in the right frame of mind to go and do the job in the right way.”

Remember, tickets are on sale at Deepdale until 5pm on Thursday and again from 9am until 6pm on Friday and once again on Saturday morning – a big away following is expected, so be a part of it with the Lilywhites and get behind the boys as they look for another three points - tickets on sale at the ticket and retail store on over the phone on 0844 856 1966.

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