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Josh Wants Cup Progress

5 December 2013

Josh Brownhill is hoping that Saturday’s trip to Adams Park is the catalyst for a big name draw in the FA Cup - if the Lilywhites take care of business against Wycombe Wanderers.

Academy star Brownhill started for North End in the 6-0 first round mauling of Barnet; pulling off an audacious piece of skill on footballing icon Edgar Davids in the process.

And the 17-year-old is dreaming of a plum tie and a possible upset, as long as Preston don’t become victims of their own plot this weekend.

Speaking exclusively to PNE.Com, Brownhill said: “The FA Cup is good and it is a great competition to play in.

“We want to get as far as we can and hopefully if we beat Wycombe on Saturday, then maybe we will get one of the big teams and play them away at a big stadium.

“There are a lot of upsets that happen in the FA Cup and we just need to make sure that we are not one of them and maybe we are the ones upsetting a bigger team.

“We just need to make sure we are focused and we do the job.

“They will know how to play against us; they were in League One before, so they will know how to compete against teams and they will be up for it and we will be up for it and hopefully we can beat them.”

With injuries and suspensions within the North End squad ahead of the trip to Wycombe, opportunities could be aplenty come kick-off.

And Brownhill will be hoping for his second start in as many games, as he continues to impress in senior football.

“It felt good to be back in the team,” added the PNE No.30, when asked about starting against Bristol City last weekend.

“I haven’t played for a couple of games and I am just glad to be back and to get 80 minutes or so.

“Not playing doesn’t really affect me with me being so young, I just miss playing and I was glad to be back in the team.

“I know that I have got to push myself even harder when I am not in the team to get myself back in it and when you are in it, you have got to do everything you can to keep yourself in the team.

“It was good to get that three points at Deepdale.

“First half we played well and then second half, it was a bit more of a grind to get the win because we hadn’t won in a few at home, but we got there and got that win at home.

“That was the first time I have been in the starting eleven at home when we have won in the league and it felt good, especially to be playing.

“It felt good when I was coming off that everyone was clapping and it makes you feel like part of the team.”

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