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Buchanan: We Found A Way Through

5 September 2012

PNE.Com speak to David Buchanan after the dramatic shoot-out against Carlisle United

“By no means is it going to be an easy game, Bury like to get the ball down and pass, but I am sure the manager and the coaching staff have got a winning philosophy to match them.”

“We want to get a win away from home in the league on the board, we are fully aware what they are about, we have done our homework and there is a few players I have played with so I have some information to pass on.

“Everybody around the place is together, we all want to win and we will go to Bury on Saturday and it is no different, we are looking to get three points.

The hard work will continue tomorrow when the players return to training ahead of this weekend’s trip to Buchanan’s former employers, Bury, and the target of three points is set.

The team spirit at Deepdale is a key talking point in recent weeks, with the togetherness of the squad shining through.

“We don’t fear anybody in this competition, any opposition that we come up against we feel comfortable we can more than match, so why not win every game, get to Wembley and win a medal.”

“I have been on the end of losing penalty shoot outs in the Play-Offs and it is heart breaking but to win one and score the winner was a good feeling.

“We did look a bit disjointed, we didn’t play the way we know we can but in the end it is all about getting through to the next round and keeping the winning run going.

“We had Simmo [Steve Simonsen] to thank as well for saving a couple but all in all it is good to be in the next round, especially away from home because they had their full first team out.

“We found a way to win in the end, the game had to come down to penalties and we didn’t really want that but full credit to all the lads who went up to take the penalties and had the courage to take them,” said Buchanan.

Reflecting on North End’s game in Cumbria, Buchanan knows the performance inside the 90 minutes wasn’t up to their best, but the team’s courage was a huge positive.

“Credit again last night they came out in their numbers and we are all grateful that they keep getting behind us and long may it continue.”

“The fans are one of the reasons why I signed for this massive football club, it is a massive Club and the fans have been different class and they have really got behind the lads,” said Tranmere Rovers Player of the Year last season.

The attack minded full back scored Preston’s decisive penalty to send the Club into the second round, and he told the Club’s official website one of the reasons why he opted to join PNE in the summer was down to the magnificent fan base. 

Penalty hero David Buchanan singled out praise for the brilliant support once again that came from the terraces following the Lilywhites’ shootout win over Carlisle United in the JPT.


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