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Dogged And Hard-Working

11 February 2013

North End aim to take the three points at Huish Park, by hook or by crook, according to centre half Paul Huntington.

The North End No.4 makes his first return to the Glovers since his summer move to Deepdale and is determined to ensure the side leave everything out on the field in order to try and bring the spoils back from Somerset on Tuesday night.

Speaking to PNE.Com ahead of the game, the 25-year-old defender, said the side were looking forward to the clash with the in-form side of League One and wanted to return to Lancashire with a positive display and result.

“We need to get back to winning ways and putting in a dogged, hard-working performance from each and every one of us is more important from the game than for me personally,” he told the official website. “It’s a game we are ready for after the weekend and we are looking forward to it.

“We need a little bit of luck, which hasn’t quite been going with us of late. It is something we will be looking to put right; putting in a real shift and hard-working and maybe a decision or something that hasn’t been going our way in recent weeks can be the start of the run that we need to go on.

“The effort has been there; we just need to concentrate a little bit more at both ends of the pitch; take chances when they come our way and keep the ball out of the net at the other. It sounds a simple game, but at the same time we will be working very hard for each other and want to get that winning feeling again and bounce back from the weekend.”

The Carlisle-born man played his part in both the league and the cup win over his former employers at Deepdale in the back end of 2012 and is expected to return to the side in replacement for the suspended Bailey Wright.

And he is going into an environment he knows well and wants to add to his fond memories of the place: “It’s quite a way down south and it would be great to get the three points; it would be a real lift for the Club in general – for the fans, for the team and squad as a whole. 

“We have been working hard and it hasn’t quite been going for us, but we know we are not far away and I am sure we will turn that corner very soon.

“They will have confidence from the run they’ve been on, but at the same time we are looking forward to the game and we are going there to win the game.

“The pitch will be very boggy, it cuts up quite a lot, especially in winter and they’ve had one or two games called off, but I know the surroundings well and I know that with the run they’ve had they’ll be looking to start well, but so will we. 

“We will go there with the best intentions, with our ideas and we will look to implement them on our opponents and get the three points, however they come. We have to find a way and come away with the win.”

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