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Wroe Ready For Shrimps Test

8 October 2012

Nicky Wroe told PNE.Com he is ready to go ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Morecambe…

“The fans have been amazing and our away support has been different class. The lads are expecting a good following once again so we have to make sure we put on a show for them at Morecambe.”

“Derby matches always added that extra bit of spice, we know they are no pushovers and we will have to be at our best.

“It will be a tough game against Morecambe no doubt; they will be seeing it as a scalp. We know all about them following our match against them in pre-season and on that day we came up against a bright team. We are going to have to be on our guard and perform at our highest standard.

“You go into every game wanting to win and against Carlisle United in the last round we showed that with our reaction after winning the penalty shoot-out.

With another derby game now on the cards at the Globe Arena, Wroe is wary of the threat Morecambe pose and hopes the Lilywhites can put on a show for the travelling contingency from central Lancashire. 

In the previous round at Brunton Park, North End showed their resilience to beat Carlisle on penalties after their score finished 1-1 after 90 minutes.

Regardless of what competition they are playing in, PNE have gone out with the sole aim of walking away at full time with a victory in their hands.

“Hopefully I can get a run out on Tuesday night and press on from there and stake a claim for one of the starting shirts.”

“Squad changes happen at every Club, especially at teams where there is high competition and I have found myself out of the team for the last few games.

“Some people might not hold this competition in high regard but it is a chance to go to Wembley and you don’t get many chances to do that in your career.

“The prize is big in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and we all know there is the chance to play at Wembley.

“There is chance for some different faces to come in, freshen things up and get some game time.

“We have done well in the cup competitions so far this season and have already picked up some good results. Hopefully we can take that form into Tuesday night’s game and get back to winning ways.

Wroe, who came on as a second half substitute in the first round tie at Carlisle United last month said: “ The games keep on coming so it is a good chance to get back to winning ways and progress to the next round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The cultured number eight has been named on the bench for the last couple of games, but if the call comes from manager Graham Westley to step back into the side, the former Barnsley man is ready to take the chance with both hands.

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