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Jeff Hoping For Loan Benefits

21 November 2013

Jeffrey Monakana is hoping that a spell on loan at Saturday’s visitors Colchester United will help him find consistency in his form.

The North End winger has recently returned from a loan deal with the U’s and went straight into Simon Grayson’s squad for last week’s trip to Leyton Orient.

And a fit and willing Monakana is hoping that he and Preston begin to reap the benefits now he has returned to Lancashire.

“I am definitely fit enough if selected on Saturday,” stated the winger.

“I think going out on loan helped my fitness so I am definitely fit and I will just see what happens.

“I just need to get a few things sorted in terms of what I want to do in games because we are playing a different sort of formation and style, so it is just fitting into that and pushing on.

“Consistency is what I really want in my game, once I get that I will be really happy but until then I will never be satisfied.

“It feels good to be back at Preston, I came back last week, the boys have been good, I spoke to the gaffer and it is good to be back.

“I spoke to my agent and we were just talking about coming to the end of my loan spell which was supposed to be in December.

“I was speaking to the gaffer at Colchester and speaking to my agent and I was just thinking that I would play my loan time out down there and then come back then, so I was a bit surprised for it to be cut short but I’m happy to be back.”

Monakana is pleased with how things went for him at the Weston Holmes Community Stadium and he believes that Colchester’s current league position is not a true reflection of the stern test they will undoubtedly provide.

And if given the nod by the gaffer on Saturday, the PNE No.17 has vowed to give it his all.

He continued: “It was really good at Colchester, I got on with everyone and Colchester were great with me.

“They really helped me with my game, sat me down, spoke with me and they have a lot of youngsters there.

“They are big on player development and because of my age they were always trying to speak to me and help me and it definitely helped.

“I am happy to have gone there and learnt a bit.

“I am looking forward to the game against Colchester and hopefully I get a chance to play.

“I will definitely want to give my all knowing it is against them.

“It will be a good game, they are a good team and I think we can definitely go out and win, but they have got some very good players and I rate them highly.

“The gaffer hasn’t had me in his office for some inside information, not yet anyway!

“I think if we just stick to what we know we can do, a great team performance like we did on Saturday, then I think we can beat anyone in the league if we play well and stick to what we are doing.

“Colchester are a really tough side, they shouldn’t be where they are.

“They are a very good team who like to pass the ball, good movement, they have very good young players, so it will be a good game, but I definitely think we can pick up three points the way we are playing and the form that we are in.

“You can see around the place that everyone is buzzing, there is a lot of confidence, so hopefully we can take that into the game.”

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