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Welsh Sets High Targets At Deepdale

19 January 2015

Speaking to The One And Only ahead of Tuesday night’s home game against Yeovil Town, Club captain John Welsh said the side should be aiming to win every home game.

In an extended interview with the matchday programme the 31-year-old said that the side should be aiming to win every match at Deepdale.

“We’ve got a lot of home games to come and the way we are, we want to be winning every home game,” he said. “The last couple of games haven’t been the results we were looking for, but I think all in all since the gaffer came in we’ve been pretty good at home so it is a chance for us to get points and get points on the board.

“There are no easy games in this league and every game is tough, but we’ll make sure our attitude is right and make sure everything is spot on training wise and go into the game full of confidence and if we do that and get our performance right then I’m sure we’ll be winning more games.”

Last season a record number of points was achieved by the top five and whilst no-one expected 2014/15 to be as competitive, that has proved not to be anything but the case!

“When you win eight games out of eight as we did and still find yourselves third or fourth you know how tough it is. When you’re going on runs like that and you are not even in the top two, then that just shows you how strong a league it is and obviously Bristol and Swindon and MK Dons are all doing pretty well themselves, but it’s just all about us and not worrying about them really, just keep picking points up as we go along.

“We’ve got a lot of home games coming up now so that gives us a chance to get back into it. We’re not too far off the top so that could change in a week and so football’s a strange game, but what we’ve got to do is make sure that our mind set is right and we’re going into games full of confidence, doing the things we’ve been doing all season and just getting our mind set right and winning games.”

One of Welsh’s predecessors as Club captain was fan favourite Sean Gregan – as part of a look back to our last promotion from this division, back in the 1999/2000, we speak to the former PNE No.6, as well as Jon Macken, Mark Rankine and Lee Cartwight.

Also featuring in Tuesday night’s edition are pieces with Paul Huntington, Paul Gallagher, Calum Woods, Brian O’Neil and more than a dozen pages about our Somerset visitors.

All this and more, still for the fantastic value price of just £3. They will be on sale from Tuesday 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.

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.

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• Programmes available to fans any time, anywhere
• Download back copies from past games
• Programmes will be made available for purchase worldwide
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• 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 by going to the iTunes App store on your iPhone/iPad and search for ‘Matchday Digital’.



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