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Josh Has Feet On Ground

16 January 2014

Young scholar Josh Brownhill spoke to The One And Only for the main interview for this Saturday’s matchday programme.

Young scholar Josh Brownhill spoke to The One And Only for the main interview for this Saturday’s matchday programme.

The midfielder has burst onto the first team scene with three goals in 14 appearances for the Lilywhites since mid-October, but says that his family are keeping him grounded.

Ahead of the visit of the Sky Blues he said he was not expecting to play every week and was just looking to improve his game.

“It was my aim at the start of the season to get involved with the first team as much as I could, and as soon as possible. But I couldn’t have imagined being where I am at this time so early, but I’m happy and I just know my hard work’s paying off at the moment,” he told the matchday programme.

“I remember I was in the gym and I was called over and they said you were training with the first team. I couldn’t believe it at first. I was shaking, and really nervous. I got in and to be fair to the boys, they were welcoming when I got into training and they made me feel comfortable. 

“So I did what I did, played in a couple of reserve games which hopefully showed them what I could do, and I got the chance against Oldham and Crewe, which I thought I took.

“I know I’m not going to be playing every minute of every game. There will be some games I’ll play, and some games I’ll miss. When I do play I’ve just got to show what I can do, and show that the gaffer can trust me which I think he can, and to make sure that I keep my shirt, and when I do have a bad game, I’ve just got to make sure when I get the chance again I do as best as I can.

“I’ve got people around me who keep my feet on the ground and make sure I keep grounded. People like my family, the youth team staff, coaching staff, and the players, they all keep my feet on the ground which is important for me at the minute, because a lot of people can change, but I know I’ll still be the same person come the end of it.”

You can read the rest of this big 2,000 interview with the PNE No.30 by getting a copy of The One And Only this Saturday. Within it you will also find interviews with David Buchanan, Neil Kilkenny, Alan Browne, former PNE and Coventry striker Kevin Gallacher and a column by former skipper Sean Gregan.

You can also read over a dozen pages about our visitors from the midlands and all the usual features and coverage of the Lilywhites – all this and much much more, packed in 84 pages of perfect bound content for just £3 on sale from the Club shop from Friday afternoon; and from sellers inside and outside the ground on matchday.

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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