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Huntington: Lets Bounce Back

15 September 2012

PNE.Com speaks to defender Paul Huntington following Saturday's clash against Crawley

“We went into today having not lost any of our last five matches. Now we have to start from scratch and head into Tuesday’s game looking improve our performance, taking on board everything we learnt today, and looking to go on that sort of run again.”

“We will be going out on Tuesday looking to put things right and get ourselves back on track with a better performance than we put in today.

“It is good that we do not have to wait long to play our next game, and the fact that it comes at home again is an added bonus,” said Preston’s number four.

PNE went into the game on the back of a five-game unbeaten run, and with Hartlepool the visitors to Deepdale on Tuesday, Huntington is now hoping North End can bounce back quickly and go on a similar run to celebrate his birthday win a win.

“I thought it might have helped spur us on at the end to help us get an equaliser, but in the end it means nothing if the team do not perform and do not pick up the result we were looking for.”

“It was nice to get my first goal for the club and it was good to be named man of the match,” said the ex-Yeovil Town defender. 

Huntington, who turns 25 on Monday, scored his first goal for the Lilywhites and picked up the man of the match award, but admitted that was little consolation for the disappointing result.

“We lacked energy in today’s performance and played too many long balls. We did not get our passing game going and obviously it is disappointing, especially in front of our home crowd. ”

“We were disappointed with today’s performance. We struggled to create chances and Crawley’s two goals came from nothing. It was just one of those days where hardly anything went right for us, and now we have to look to bounce back on Tuesday [against Hartlepool].”

The 24-year-old bemoaned the team’s below-par performance as Richie Barker’s side left Deepdale with all three points, after Gary Alexander’s brace helped the Reds secure a 2-1 win.

Paul Huntington is already looking ahead to Tuesday night’s clash with Hartlepool United as Preston look to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Crawley Town.


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