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The One And Only Brown… Or Browne!

19 April 2014

Monday’s matchday programme has two Brown(e)s on offer, in the form of big interviews with Mickey and Alan!

Speaking to the The One And Only for the Easter Monday clash with the Shrews, former North End winger and Salop legend Mickey Brown looks back on his time at both clubs.

 “It was a nightmare to be honest,” Brown said of the wait for his first start at Deepdale, having injured his knee in pre-season after being signed by Gary Peters prior to the promotion season on 1995/96.

“When you sign for a new club you would like to impress right from the off, but unfortunately for me I got injured fairly quickly and it took eight or nine months for me actually make an appearance.

“It was totally frustrating, demoralising and depressing at the same time, I had moved away from home as well so it was tough times but eventually I managed to put the shirt on.

“Fortunately I was part of the squad to win the league, but I wish I’d have played a lot more games, I wish I would have made a bit more of a contribution, but such is life.”

Meanwhile, young Alan Browne has burst onto the scene in the last few weeks, with a goal on his full debut at home to Carlisle last weekend and he admits it could be an exciting few weeks for him.

“It’s been a massive turnaround for me from the League of Ireland to the League One Play-Offs, but hopefully we can get promoted. It would be unbelievable, incredible,” he said.

“It’s a competitive squad here, but a few people have gone out on loan now and when I saw that I knew it was a chance for me to break into the team and thankfully I have done that. 

Hopefully I can keep pushing everyone and I can push for a starting place at some point. 

“We are guaranteed at least a Play-Off place now and hopefully I will get an opportunity. I just have to keep on working and hopefully I can help the team if I am called upon.”

Also in this Monday’s packed, 84-page, perfect bound tome, we have all the usual interviews and features, including conversations with Craig Davies, Stuart Beavon and an exclusive chat with former North End stalwart and Shrewsbury Town manager Michael Jackson – as well as looking back to his famous goal at Wigan in 2000.

All the regular features continue, with a dozen pages devoted to the visiting team and a look back to the quarter-final and semi-final of the FA Cup in the Invincibles’ double winning season 125 years ago.

All this and much, much more on sale from the Club shop and inside and outside the ground on Monday for just £3.

Don’t forget; The One And Only is now available to download on your iPhone and iPad via the Matchday Digital app.

The Matchday Digital App allows you to view the North End programme anytime, anywhere. You can make one-off purchases or take out a season pass so you are subscribed to the whole season. If you can’t make the game, simply download the programme on the Matchday Digital app and be part of the game.

The slick digital version comes with all the content you would have in the printed programme, but with added features including:

• Programmes available to fans any time, anywhere
• Download back copies from past games
• Programmes will be made available for purchase worldwide
• Easy to use curl or slide ‘turn page’ technology
• Keyword search taking you straight to a particular player or feature
• Pinch screen feature to zoom into articles or images
• Add articles to Facebook or Twitter via the social media feature
• The Matchday Digital app is free to download on to your iPhone/iPad.

Preston North End supporters can download an individual issue at £2.99 or take out a season pass for £49.99.

Download the Matchday Digital app on your iPhone or iPad for free now by clicking on the below iTunes App Store icon. Alternatively simply go to the iTunes App store on your iPhone/iPad and search for ‘Matchday Digital’.

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