Stuart Beavon is back fit and looking forward to Saturday after the horror head injury he sustained almost two weeks ago
The Lilywhites joint top scorer was knocked unconscious against Leyton Orient in an aerial clash with O’s skipper Nathan Clarke.
But the hit man is ready to return when Scunthorpe United visit Deepdale tomorrow.
Speaking exclusively to PNE.Com, Beavon said: “I am feeling a lot better now, obviously I have had a bit longer off than what I wanted on the doctor’s orders, but now I am feeling fresh and ready to go again.
“I don’t remember anything, nothing at all,” said the striker when asked about the collision.
“I just remember a couple of bits to the game and then the next thing I remember is waking up sat in the changing room at my peg and talking to John Sumner [masseur].
“The reception the fans gave me when I came back out to sit on the bench was really nice, the fans have been great for us so far this year and I hope that continues but it was really nice.”
Despite creating a host of chances in recent matches, North End have failed to find the net as often as the players would have liked, but the Lilywhites No.29 is confidence that the net will begin to bulge again, sooner rather than later.
“I don’t really know why the goals have dried up to be honest with you.
“We are creating, which is a good thing.
“If you are not creating then you have got a problem, but I think the goals are going to come, everybody knows that.
“We are just having a little patch at the minute where it is just not going for us.
“We just need to keep creating the chances, like I said; at the end of the day, if you are making the chances then it won’t be long before they go in.
“It is when you are not making the chances that you need to start worrying.”
The Iron come to Lancashire tomorrow on the back of an Easter which seen them snap their losing run with a win against Leyton Orient, but with everyone back in training and North End keen to return to winning ways, Beavon is looking forward to another big game.
He continued: “It will be a very tough game, obviously we played them last year and we beat them and they will want to get one back on us and we have just got to focus and be on our game and play to the best that we can.
“I wouldn’t say there is an incentive to do the league double over them.
“The boys want to beat everyone we play against, so this is another big game for us.
“It definitely gives everyone a lift having us all on the training pitch; it is good having all the boys out together, especially having Lairdy [Scott Laird] back after so long and we are all out there and enjoying it.”