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We Don't Know How We Have Lost

2 February 2013

PNE.Com speak to Stuart Beavon following the game at home to Shrews.

“The fans want to see the team putting winning performances together. They pay their money, they want to see us winning games and we want to be winning games for them. It’s now up to us to make sure that happens.”

“We’ve been playing well, obviously we’re just not scoring as many as we should or winning as many as we should. I don’t know where it’s going wrong really. We’ve got to keep plugging away and hopefully we’ll soon turn it around and start getting the results.

Despite the defeat Beavon confessed he thought that the side are showing signs of improvement and it is only a matter of time before the Lilywhites claim their next three points, a win he is already dedicating to Preston’s loyal supporters.

“He has done well for us so far, he’s done very well. I thought he did well again today and had a great game. It’s just part of the learning curve for him and I’m sure he’ll become a better player because of it.”

“I don’t know if it was a penalty or not because I was at the other end, but obviously it is harsh on him. 

Beavon said: “It was hard as Ben but he’s a young lad. He has a brilliant career ahead of him and I’m sure he’ll bounce back stronger. 

Rather than being hard on his young team-mate however, Beavon lept to the defence of the youngster, insisting he is certain Davies will soon bounce back and learn from the mistake.

Following his man-of-the-match debut performance against Coventry City last week, 17-year-old Ben Davies was the unlucky man to concede the penalty which resulted in Shrewsbury’s winner.

“I don’t mind where I play whether it’s upfront or on the wing, I just want to play,” he continued. “I’ll play anywhere on the pitch where I am asked to play. It’s a role I have played before. I’m familiar with it and am happy to play there when necessary.”

“It’s always nice to score but at the end of the day it is the result that matters most,” Beavon said. ”None of the boys are happy with the result. We don’t know how we’ve lost this game.

Although happy with the strike, the former Wycombe Wanderers frontman revealed the goal means nothing without the result, before admitting he is happy to play anywhere to benefit the team.

Beavon started the game on the right hand side of midfield and put in another characteristic hard-working display.

“We’ve got two tough away trips coming up now and we need to go out and put it right. We owe it to the fans after today to go out and put it right. We need to get three points on the board and we need to start picking up results.”

“They didn’t look like scoring and we were creating all the chances. We’ve kicked ourselves in the foot really because we played well and were by far the better team.

“To lose today, and to lose it the way we did, was a massive blow because there was only one team in it,” Beavon said in an exclusive chat with PNE.Com after the game. 

Preston had dominated the game from start to finish, and the 28-year-old was in disbelief as to how the North End had failed to win the game, before promising fans the team will ‘go out to and put it right’ against Colchester United next weekend.

Beavon put in a man-of-the-match performance for North End as his superb 25-yard strike gave Graham Westley’s side the lead just before half-time, only for Jon Taylor to equalise for the Shrews against the run of play midway through the second half, allowing Matt Richards to step up and net an injury-time penalty to win the game for Graham Turner’s side.

Preston North End striker Beavon vowed that the Lilywhites will bounce back against Colchester United, after PNE fell to a heart-breaking last minute defeat against Shrewsbury Town.


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