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Beardsley: Winning Breeds Good Habits

3 September 2012

Striker Chris Beardsley talks to PNE.Com ahead of Tuesday night's JPT clash at Carlisle United...

“Hopefully if I get my chance tomorrow I can take it with both hands but I am looking forward to whatever role I have to play.” 

“It is down to us more senior players to make sure he keeps going because he can be a big asset for us this season. 

“He has learned from the two away games at Shrewsbury and Bournemouth and come back to Deepdale and has done very well. 

“I am delighted for him that he got another goal yesterday and the form of Jeffrey [Monakana] in the last two home games has been a massive plus for someone who is only 18 years of age.

“Akpo Sodje’s forward play has been excellent, he is still getting his fitness levels up but he has been a real handful. 

“Stuart [Beavon] is a top class player, he has the ability to link the game and mix it up by playing on the shoulder alongside having clever feet.

“The four home games have been good, the fans have got behind the lads but now we have to look into the two away games and we will be looking to put things right away from home tomorrow night.

“We should have scored against Colchester United and taken the three points but we didn’t and we have got to learn from that game. 

“We have played good attacking football in all four of our home games this season; we have played well and scored ten goals in four games at Deepdale.

He continued: “Winning breeds good habits, the way we have attacked the Capital One Cup has helped us, we struggled a little bit early on in the league and the two cup wins have helped us to get going. Obviously with yesterday’s win it is all coming together nicely 

Ready to take his chance in the starting line-up if the opportunity falls his way, Beardsley is pleased with the start PNE have made to the 2012/13 campaign.

competition, a challenge which excites Preston’s number 20.
In recent weeks, Beardsley has been joined by Stuart Beavon and Akpo Sodje in the striking department to add to healthy

“It is a short format in terms of cup competitions, it is a great prize to win, a superb day out for everyone concerned and at the end of the day, it is a piece of silverware to be won. There is no doubt we will be taking the competition very seriously.”

“It is a chance to play at Wembley, I have been lucky enough to play their once in my career and it is a great experience and one I would like to have again. 

“It is a local derby; Carlisle will be a decent force this season so it will be a good test again for the team early on. 

“It is great when the games are coming thick and fast, you can’t beat playing games, especially when it is one at weekend then midweek. The confidence is sky high in the camp and all of the boys are looking forward to it.

“We picked up two good wins in the past week and the boys can’t wait for another game tomorrow night.

“We have played a lot of games in a short period of time and the lads have done well to deal with it physically,” the former Doncaster frontman told the Club’s official website.

The 28-year-old, who featured in North End’s last two wins at Deepdale, is now ready to help put the Club’s fortunes right away from home against the Cumbrians tomorrow evening.

One man who knows what it feels like to walk under the famous arch in London is striker Chris Beardsley, who played at the home of English football earlier in his career.

The road to Wembley begins on Tuesday night for Preston North End, as they prepare to face Carlisle United in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Brunton Park.


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