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Wroe Relishing Home Match

6 March 2013

Nicky Wroe and his team-mates can’t wait to return to Deepdale for a home fixture this Saturday.

After four marathon trips for players and fans alike in the last five matches, the Lilywhites return to Lancashire to face Stevenage this weekend in what will be Simon Grayson’s first home match as Preston boss.

Speaking to PNE.Com, Wroe said: “The last time the fans saw us at home against Bournemouth we put on a good show, so hopefully they will turn out in their numbers like they usually do and get behind us and hopefully we can give them something to cheer about.

“With the new manager coming in it is a clean slate for everybody, so it is a fresh start.

“I think everybody is seeing it as that and are looking forward and seeing it as a positive opportunity to stake their claim for a shirt and try to impress the manager.”

North End will be looking to continue their fine run of current form which has seen them beat Bournemouth and pick up a point a piece against Swindon and MK Dons respectively.

A momentum push the players are keen to keep going.

“Travelling away after that good home win against Bournemouth gave us a lot of confidence which we took into our away performances and we managed to grind out a couple of really good points,” added the PNE No.8.

“Everybody is enjoying training and everybody seems nice and bright and we are really enjoying training at the minute, so hopefully we can keep that good feeling going and take it into Saturday’s game.”

The Lilywhites turned in arguably their best away performance of the season to date when the two sides collided at The Lamex Stadium back in November with the visitors securing a handsome 4-1 victory, a performance Wroe 
is keen to emulate.

“I just think we took our chances,” continued the central midfielder.

“Everything seemed to fall into place and the lads were all working for one another and knew what each other was doing and it all just fell into place.

“Obviously we know quite a bit about them, we have spoken about them before and we have played them away and got a good win at their place, so they will be coming up here looking to get revenge I think, but equally we know what they are all about.

“They are a big strong side and we will be looking to take the game to them.”

A big crowd is expected for Simon Grayson's first home game in charge of the Lilywhites so get your tickets now!

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