The One And Only spoke to former North End and Gills striker Patrick Agyemang ahead of the clash between the sides at weekend and he reflected on his time with both.
The Ghana international spent four years at North End, from 2004 to 2008, but was often named on the bench behind the likes of David Nugent and Richard Cresswell to begin with.
The duo formed a prolific partnership during the mid 2000s and were rarely sidelined through injury, meaning Agyemang struggled to break into the starting line-up.
“It is frustrating but there were times when I was playing and they weren’t playing so it evens itself out,” he told The One And Only in an exclusive interview. “When other strikers were playing I wasn’t envious at all, a little bit envious because I wanted to play, but they were doing well for the Club.
“When I was called upon, either starting on the pitch or coming off the bench, I always tried to give my all.
“David Nugent and Cresswell were both on fire and they never really got injured so they kept their partnership for a while.
“I was in and out, but I just had to get on with it, like all professionals have to.”
Also in Saturday’s programme manager Simon Grayson looks ahead to the Play-Offs. In an extended interview with the PNE chief he reflects back on previous experiences.
“When I was Blackpool we felt we always had an opportunity. We had played really well and we were on a run where we just didn’t feel like we were going to get beaten in any game.
“The Huddersfield game was a tight Yorkshire affair, with not much in the game and we experienced going down to the 22nd penalty, but it is all about the semi-finals first we have to deal with and anything after that, our experience will hopefully be something we can build on.”
Read more from Pat and Simon in Saturday’s final league edition of The One And Only this season where you can also see interviews with Alan Browne, Craig Davies, Alan Kelly, Glynn Snodin and the final column of the season from WWE superstar Wade ‘Bad News’ Barrett.
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