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Time To Turn Deepdale Into A Fortress

11 January 2013

Goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann is targeting three points for North End in their first home game of 2013.

“If you can keep a clean sheet it will obviously make it a lot easier to pick up three points and we showed on Thursday we are capable of scoring goals.”

“My goal every game is to get a clean sheet, I want to play games and keep clean sheets and hopefully we will win and not concede. 

“It is always better when you play in front of a big crowd, everybody wants to play in front of a big crowd and hopefully that will be the case and we will have a similar crowd to Boxing Day. We want to show everybody what we are capable of but we need their support to get the result. 

“We lost at Walsall and we want to turn that around this weekend but it is down to us to show we can do it. 

“Hopefully we can turn Deepdale into a fortress in 2013, we want to dominate teams but we have to start showing this on the pitch.

“At the moment we are 15th in the league but we need to start getting more points and if we get a couple of wins on the bounce we can look at the table once again and see where we are. 

“Sunday’s game is the most important thing now, we will concentrate on one game at a time and we will then move onto the next one.

“That is the most important thing now to get back in line and following the disappointment of Thursday night; we need to win on Sunday. 

“All the lads are looking forward to Sunday’s game; it is our first game at home this year. We want to start the New Year off at Deepdale with a win at home and get our second win in the league in a row.

Stuckmann said: “I hope Simmo [Steve Simonsen] recovers from his injury soon. It is always bad to pick up an injury but hopefully it isn’t too bad and he is back involved sooner rather than later.

The German shot stopper told PNE.Com he aims to help turn Deepdale into a fortress in the new year and also sent his well wishes to fellow goalkeeper Steve Simonsen after the former Stoke man sustained a knee injury against Coventry City on Thursday evening.   

The Lilywhites will host Walsall on Sunday with the game labelled ‘Sunday Funday’ with ticket prices starting at just £1 and a host of fun activities going on in and around the ground.

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