After a busy Christmas period for everyone in the Championship, manager Simon Grayson was grateful of an extra few days recover ahead of the weekend.
After two games in three days last week, the gaffer was pleased to have an extra couple of days training to try and give as many players the chance to be fully fit for Saturday's game against Rotherham United.
The PNE boss was without Alan Browne and Paul Huntington against Hull City on Monday, and with a couple of other players playing with knocks, the manager is hopeful the break will have benefitted the squad.
"I think this period had come at a good time, having the games just a few days apart worked for us at the weekend to get a quick reaction from the disappointment of the Huddersfield game.
"This has now come at a good time, it lets Gally settle down, the same with Joe Garner's eye, and Bailey with his virus.
"Potentially Alan Browne and Paul Huntington could be back as well, so we will see where they are. One or two lads got knocks in the games over the Christmas period, and it just gives us that chance to recharge the batteries, physically and mentally.
"Hopefully we will have everybody available and be able to put out a team that is capable of getting us the three points again."
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