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Fensome Looking Forward To 2016/17 Campaign

15 August 2016

First year scholar Lewis Fensome is looking forward to a successful league campaign after an impressive pre-season.

The Lilywhites youngster has started the season by regularly playing as the only first year scholar in the Preston back four, but that clearly hasn’t fazed him after a series of encouraging displays.

There was a slight set-back for Fensome and his teammates in a 4-0 defeat to Bury at the weekend though. On the defeat, the defender said: “I didn’t think we were good enough. We started the first half quite well but we came out a bit too positive in the second half and it backfired. I don’t think we got tight enough man for man all over the pitch really.

“We made some good last minute tackles in the first half but in the second half we weren’t tight enough and were a yard off the pace really.

“The game opened up in the second half, there were big gaps in between defence and midfield and I’ll take some responsibility for that, but we wanted to push forward and get an equaliser. We don’t want to lose and we obviously wanted to try and at least get it to 1-1 and get a draw. We just weren’t good enough today.

However, Fensome was happy with his and his teammates’ preparations for the season, as he gave his thoughts on the recent pre-season: “It got better as it went on, we gradually got better and fitter individually and the team came together collectively and got better. 

Having helped his side to three clean sheets in six matches so far though, as well as scoring once himself against Lancaster, Fensome can remain optimistic about the season ahead.


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