North End were the only side in round two to knock out Premier League opposition and they want more of the same in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup tie.
The Lilywhites entertain Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth under the lights at Deepdale, having dispatched fellow 2014/15 promoted side Watford side in PR1 in the second round.
And the PNE assistant boss says that once again he expecting the opponents to make changes and hopes for a similar outcome to that against the Hornets: “We go out to try and win every game and we are disappointed when we lose any game; it is like a medicine, you feel better as soon as you win a game.
“We just want to get through this next round. It is great we did well against Watford, a Premier League team; they changed their team and I think the same thing will happen again against Bournemouth, but there will be some quality players in that team.
“We know we will be in for a tough game, they have quality players and the club has had some great achievements over the last seven or so years, not just last year.
“There are no big stars on huge money in the squad, they just have that team ethic that you need in the Premier League.”
Former Burnley boss Eddie Howe returns to the Lancashire with a Cherries side buoyed by their first home win in the Premier League at the weekend and ‘Snods’ has been impressed by the young Bournemouth manager.
“Eddie Howe has done great,” he continued. “What he has done is fantastic. He will be the first to say that he has a good staff alongside him and they all work hard off the pitch, trusting and believing in each other and I think Eddie has a good career ahead of him.
“It is great for the Club to be coming up against good teams in the Premier League; everybody gets something out of it.”
The league cup might not be everyone’s priority, but the former Northern Ireland coach believes a win on Tuesday night is just the fillip needed after a disappointing result at Brentford at the weekend.
“The importance for us is the Championship; this is a bonus game. Whatever team we put out, we will be wanting to win this game.
“Everyone wants to win every game they play in, no matter what team it is. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but whoever goes out onto that pitch will be looking to get into the next round,” he added.