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Mousinho Ready For Clean Slate

1 January 2013

Match winner John Mousinho speaks to PNE.Com following the 1-0 win at Hartlepool United.

“Sometimes it is not going to be pretty and especially following on from a confidence knocker last weekend we have gone and done that. “

“If you want to get anywhere in this league you really do have to show that you are capable of producing performances like that where you have to dig in. 

“What was more pleasing today is that even though it wasn’t one of our better away performances, we really did dig in and showed the basics we have been missing.

“It is certainly not beyond us because that is what we have been doing all year, we have been up and down. 

“It is amazing what a couple of days can do , I sat there on Saturday evening after the game and I know it does seem a bit farfetched but we are capable of going and producing a dominant display on the Tuesday.

Admitting it wasn’t one of Preston prettiest away wins, Mousinho concluded by saying if you want to get anywhere in League One then you need to be capable of producing performances like today’s.

North End’s victory in the north east, their fourth consecutive win over Hartlepool, was the Club’s fifth away win of the season following wins at Bury, Scunthorpe, Doncaster and Stevenage.

“It was good to bounce back and give the supporters a good footballing performance and it is a really good starting point for the New Year.”

“They pay good money to come and watch and it was nice to be able to give a bit back to them and make a winning start to the New Year.

“The supporters have trekked up to Hartlepool on a very chilly New Year’s Day and despite us letting them and ourselves down last weekend they have once again turned up in force to support us.

“It is massively pleasing to start the year with a clean slate, bounce back from a very disappointing performance against Doncaster and to get three points in the bag at a very tough place. Overall we are all very pleased.

“My first goal has been a long time coming albeit I scored from an unusual position, not only playing at right back but from a corner as well,” said the PNE captain.

Happy to start 2013 with a victory, Mousinho was delighted to send the travelling supporters from Lancashire home with a smile on their faces.

The North End skipper scored his first competitive goal for the Club in the win at Victoria Park, meeting a Stuart Beavon corner just before the half time whistle, a header which sealed all three points for Graham Westley’s men.

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