Midfielder Alan Browne is hoping PNE can start Tuesday's game better than the two previous league games.
In both Championship fixtures so far, North End came out stronger after half-time, and the Irishman wants PNE to start matches in the same manner they have been starting the second half of games so far.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday's game against Derby County, Browne said: "We need to come out of the blocks in the first half like we do in the second.
"I think against Fulham we were tremendous in the second half for the opening 25 minutes or so. We got a bit stretched towards the end, it was a bit end to end and that's where their goal came from when we were chasing the game.
"I think if we can put a first half performance in like we do in the second then we will have no problems in the rest of our games.
"The manager doesn't lose his head too much but if needs be he will and he will let you know if you're not doing your job right.
"I think it's a case of concentration. At half-time we know what we are doing wrong, we know what we need to fix but it's just a case of starting the game with our heads screwed on and getting settled in as quickly as possible.
"All it takes is one win and we've been known in the past to go on little runs, When you put runs together and pick up points, it puts you right up there so hopefully we can get the three points tomorrow and kick start our campaign."
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