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Brownhill Delighted To Get Winner

26 December 2013

Josh Brownhill scored his third goal of the season for North End to secure all three points at Brunton Park on Boxing Day

It was great build up play from the Lilywhites which allowed the 18-year-old to let fly with a curling shot from the edge of the 'D'. And once the ball fell to his feet Brownhill knew what he had to do. 

"The ball went into Welshy and I told him to flick it round the corner and I didn't think he was going to do it, but when he did I just turned and I knew I had to get a shot away and it just went in," he told the official webiste.

"The build up was good, and to finish off the good play with a goal was great."

It was the youngster's third goal for the Lilywhites, all three on the road, and he doesn't believe there is a better feeling than scoring for the Club. 

"It feels great, I couldn't ask for anything else, especially in front of my family that were there as well, it feels really good."

Manager Simon Grayson made three changes to the side that faced Brentford on Saturday. Many were surprised to see the formation ahead of the game, but it paid off and Josh believes this shows just how versatile the squad is. 

"It just shows that anyone can do any job, whatever the gaffer puts out we adapt to it and today we did that and we got the win.

"The lads that came in did well; there is going to be a lot of changes, because there are so many games coming up, but everyone who came in adapted well to get the result." 

North End have been successful in bouncing back from each of only three defeats this season and this was no different, following the disappointment of the weekend. 

"We knew ourselves that we had to bounce back which we did today and to do that is great for us," added the No.30.

The victory at Brunton Park was North End's seventh league win on the road so far this season and the midfielder, who celebrated his 18th birthday seven days before, believes the key to their away success is hard work.

"I think it's just that everyone just digs in and it's always hard, but when we get a goal we just keep going from there and push to get the win." 

The win moved Simon Grayson's side up to fourth, jumping above Peterborough United. Despite teams around them dropping points, Brownhill insists his side must concentrate on their own games.

"We want to just keep winning and winning, and hopefully we can push ourselves up near the top of the league.

"It's great that other teams are losing around us, but we have got to do our thing and try and win every week," he added.

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