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Fond Memories For Gallagher

3 December 2015

North End's Paul Gallagher has fond memories of derby games against Burnley, as he looks ahead to this weekend's clash.

PNE face the Clarets on Saturday afternoon, and the 31-year-old hopes his good record against the Turf Moor outfit continues this weekend. 

"I've had a lot of stick from the fans there over the years so I'm used to it! It seems to lift me and spur me on a little bit, I've scored a few goals against them and been on the winning team.

"I've played against them quite a bit, when I was at Preston we won 3-2 over there a few years ago under Alan Irvine and that was a feisty affair. I think they had two players sent off! 

"There was a 25-man scramble in the tunnel after the game as well, so it does bring all the emotions and hunger and desire to win. 

"Both sets of fans will be there in their numbers, so it is one of the games to play in where you need to roll your sleeves up at times and be brave on the ball. 

"There's going to be tackles coming in but they're the games you enjoy playing because they are big games and it means a lot to a lot of people."

To hear more from Paul Gallagher, go to PNE PlayerHD by clicking on the video below. 

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