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Beardsley Happy To Get Off The Mark

5 September 2012

Chris Beardsley talks about his first goal for the Club in an interview with PNE.Com...

“From what the supporters have been saying I presume we will have a strong following and the squad will be ready after two tough games inside three days.” 

“The goal has made me relax and hopefully that will be the goal that can kick me on now and I can’t wait for Saturday’s match.

“As a squad we spoke very early on about using the supporters to our advantage, every player that pulls on the shirt is ready to give their very best for the Club, the manager, the fans and their team mates. At the end of the day we are all one unit. 

“The fans, the players and the staff are all trying to grow together, we don’t want any divides because if we are going to be successful then everybody has to play their part.

“The gaffer has made a big point that he wants competition for places and he doesn’t want people resting on their laurels. If you are going to be successful then you have to have competition within your squad. 

“The lads did however do very well to defend a number of set plays because we got bombarded with free-kicks and corners, so we stood up well to the task. 

“We showed we can do that last night after making nine changes, we started very well and the only problem was that when we went under a bit of pressure we didn’t show the organisation that we know we have got. 

“If you are going to be a successful side, you need a tight competitive squad and any player in the squad can come in and do a good job at any moment.

“I am glad I have been getting myself in those sorts of positions and I need to get myself in better goal scoring positions in the league now. I am glad I was able to react last night and fortunately the ball went into the back of the net. 

“I felt like I should have scored against Colchester United and I had one blocked off the line at Shrewsbury Town, and finally last night I had one disallowed for being offside, which in all honesty I shouldn’t have been. 

“It has been a while coming but it was nice to get one and eventually progress through after the penalty shoot-out,” Beardsley exclusively told PNE.Com

Admitting his opening goal was a long time coming, he told PNE.Com that he is glad to get his first and is confident more will soon follow.

Beardsley scored in the fourth minute of last night’s tie, converting winger David Amoo’s cross from four yards.

The centre forward, a summer capture from Stevenage has summed up what the North End squad is all about in his performances so far for the Lilywhites.

Chris Beardsley’s tireless work rate and never die attitude for the Preston North End badge was finally rewarded on Tuesday night as he scored his first goal for the Club against Carlisle United.


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