It is fair to say David Buchanan has had an up and down 2014 and he is pleased that it is coming to the end, but he wants next year to be one to remember.
“For myself it has been a difficult period – there is no doubt that I will be glad to see the back of 2014, he told the matchday programme.
“My friends and family know what I’ve been through and it is still not all done and dusted, but hopefully it gets sorted soon and everyone’s name is cleared.
“One thing about myself is that I try to be very professional. I just go about my business, concentrate on my football and do everything that I can and hopefully I have shown that.
“If you speak to John Welsh, myself or anyone else involved, it is sometimes hard to forget about what happened and get on with your family life and your football with everything else in the background. It just creeps up every now and again. Sometimes I will be sat there at home chatting my wife or one of the lads on the bus and suddenly I’ll remember what has happened and is still going on, so it can be difficult.
“It has been hard for my family more than anything else, because I can get away to work and concentrate on doing my job, but we have coped with it well and hopefully that part of my life is behind me.
“Once our names are cleared - which is the most important thing – hopefully we can get a promotion under our belts, which is what I am dying to achieve.”
As well as Buchs’ extended chat, there is also some very special features connected to the Football Remembers campaign and those who lost their lives in the First World War – with nine pages devoted to it.
We also have a further dozen pages looking at this weekend’s visitors, as well as interviews and features with Paul Huntington, Jack Ryan, Josh Brownhill, Scott Wiseman and Jermaine Beckford.
All this and so much more, still for the fantastic value price of just £3. They will be on sale from Friday afternoon from the Club shop, online and in person from our sellers inside and outside of Deepdale on matchday.
Don’t forget; The One And Only is also available to download on your iPhone and iPad via the Matchday Digital app.
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