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Beavon Keen To Kick On

7 May 2013

Stuart Beavon is hoping for improvements on a team and personal level ahead of the 2013/14 season.

The striker signed for the Lilywhites back in August 2012, marking his debut with a goal against Swindon Town.

Over the rest of the season, the PNE No.29 found the net a further eight times leaving him second in the goalscoring chart behind Nicky Wroe.

And while some striker would be relatively pleased with that return, Beavon wants to find the net on a more regular basis for the 203/14 season.

The frontman said: “On a personal level and I suppose all round for us, it wasn’t the best this season, but we finished strongly and we want to kick on into next season.

“I didn’t score as many as I wanted to but I am just ready to kick on now and when the next season comes I’ll be ready to make a big push for it.

“The boys are going to go off now and everyone needs a good rest but everyone has got to prepare in the right way for next season.

“The performances at the end of this season for next season are looking good and we are hoping to be in the mix next year.

“Next year we want to be top, we want to win the league, but getting promoted is the main thing.

“We want to make sure we are up there and we are pushing and we are in the mix, either way, we want to get promoted.”

Beavon has taken confidence in North End’s ability to compete with the very best in League One last season, securing positive results against all of the teams to finish in the top six.

And the former Wycombe Wanderers ace is looking forward to a similar run against the best in the division next season, whoever it is that eventually ends up as a League One club next season.

“We have matched the top teams, all of them, and beaten a few as well,” added Beav.

“We probably should have done better in the other games that we played but it is going to be a tough league.

“You see the teams that have gone down and the teams that have come up but the way we finished, we are looking to kick on now.

“We are not bothered about who is promoted or relegated; we will just deal with it as it comes.

“It will be nice for the boys I suppose to get to sit down and watch Soccer Saturday for the Play-Offs because we don’t get to do it through the season, but it is just a case of having a little look and seeing what happens.”

Over the course of last season, Beavon became a bit of a specialist with trademark goals from distance and he singled out two in particular that he enjoyed more than the rest.

“The goal against Hartlepool and the one at home against Bournemouth are the two goals I enjoyed the most, said Beavon.

“A scored a few good goals from distance but on a personal note there were not too many highlights.

“I would like to have scored a few more but it wasn’t to be, but I am pretty confident come next year I will kick on.”

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