As a footballer you know that if you give 100 per cent every time you step over the white wash, you can pretty much guarantee that the supporters will be right behind you.
The sort of ethos has been the basis of the Lilywhites’ success in the last couple of seasons and Paul Gallagher recently took the opportunity to remind everyone at the training ground of the fact.
Speaking to The One And Only ahead of the Cardiff clash the No.12, who returned from a slight calf strain for the clash with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough a fortnight ago, explained that the determination of the dressing room would be the thing that would take them forward.
“We sat down after Brentford and had a meeting and I was quick to emphasise that since I have been at the Club the team spirit has been a massive part of the success and that’s what we needed to get back to,” said the 31-year-old.
“We only let it slip for 45 minutes at Brentford, but other than that it has been brilliant.
“Everyone in the squad gets on with one another, there are no bad eggs. It is a workmanlike team and everyone wants to work hard for the team and it was good to see that again against Wolves.
“Even with ten men we were on top and they didn’t really look like hurting us and that team spirit goes a long way in football. It can get you out of the holes that you are in and push you forward with the qualities that you have got.
“The supporters appreciate it when they see players flying in, blocking shots, running 30 or 40 yards to close someone down – they get behind you and it gives you a lift on the pitch.”
You can read a lot more from Gally in this Saturday’s 84-page edition of The One And Only. There are also features with Alan Browne, Josh Brownhill, Chris Kirkland and Calum Woods. There’s a dozen pages of content about our Welsh visitors and all this for just £3, on sale from Friday afternoon from the Club shop at Deepdale and in person on matchday inside and outside the stadium.