PNE.Com caught up with red hot Joe Garner following Tuesday’s victory over Port Vale as the striker made it seven goals in five games.
The forward scored a devastating double to sink the Valiants as the Lilywhites climbed up to third in the Sky Bet League One table, and Garner appears to be having his own personal goal of the month competition following his second stunner in as many away games.
“Hopefully I can keep trying to score better ones!” said the delighted striker when discussing his first of the game at Vale Park.
“When you get a run of goals you get more confidence to take things on, and I have hit it and it has went in.
“It is great to be scoring and picking up three points, especially away from home with ten men.
“You could say it is down to confidence that I have started scoring more goals, I am confident in my own ability and I know I can score goals at this level.
“I have done it at most places I have been, I had a bit of a slow start but I have had a run of games and I have a bit of confidence, so hopefully I can just carry it on.
“I have been working hard, working hard in the gym when I have not been playing and improving my game and maybe it is paying off.”
Garner was pleased with not just the attacking prowess and clinical finishing on display last night, but also the work done on the defensive side of the ball against a side which had won five of its last six matches.
The North End No.14 added: “I thought again that Jack King, Bailey Wright and Tom Clarke at the back were big strong boys and I don’t think they looked like scoring, I wouldn’t say we were comfortable but they didn’t look like scoring.
“I think it is a very tough place to come, you can see that they have some big boys and I think they have got the biggest pitch in the league, so with ten men it was a tough shift, but we have come out on top and I think we have played really well.”
The in-form hitman also singled out the Preston fans for another strong away following, with more than 1,000 of them travelling to Stoke on a Tuesday night to give the players an incredible backing.
He continued: “I think we have got a great following away from home and the fans don’t stop.
“We had ten men on the pitch, but we had them pushing us on and that gives us an extra man.
“It was the same against Leyton Orient, we have got a great following and hopefully we can start to take the form home with us.”