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Simon Grayson: "We Go There With Real Belief"

26 January 2015

Manager Simon Grayson fully believes his side can turn around a 2-0 deficit against Walsall and progress to the JPT final at Wembley.

The first leg ended in a 2-0 defeat for the Lilywhites but there is a confidence around the squad that they can progress with 90 minutes of football still to be played and the gaffer knows it is not beyond the realms of possibility. 

"If you look at an example of us this year, at half-time in the game against Fleetwood we were 2-0 down, get the next goal and go and win the game 3-2. 

"We know the significance and the importance of the next goal, if Walsall score the next goal then it's not game over but it makes it very difficult to go and score three goals but we do believe that even if they score we can still score three goals. 

"The one thing about it is that away goals don't count, we have got players that will create chances and players that can score goals as well so we'll go there and give it our best shot.

"The players are not daft, they know they are 90 minutes away from a Wembley appearance and that's what the incentive is for them. We will go there with real genuine belief that we can turn it around. Why not? We've got players that can cause problems, we certainly respect Walsall because they've beaten us already this year twice but we go there knowing that last year we beat them quite comfortably.

"We can go on the road and score two goals at any team in this division. We've gone to places like Leyton Orient and won 2-0 and other clubs so we will go there with the belief and confidence, play with our head as well as our hearts and certainly try and enjoy this game."

To hear more from Simon Grayson on the JPT area final second leg so to PNE Player by clicking here.

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