Midfielder Paul Gallagher can't wait to be back playing after a spell on the sidelines.
Gallagher had been a key player for PNE prior to picking up a calf injury five weeks ago, and the 32-year-old is now looking forward to his return to the pitch.
Speaking of his impending return to the North End squad, Gally said: "It's been a frustrating time personally but when you look at the team I think we have done quite well over the last few months so I'm happy with that but obviously missing games is disappointing.
"I'm looking to train this week and hopefully get involved in the upcoming games. There are a lot of games in a short period of time which I'm looking forward to.
"I've been put through my paces but I'm feeling alright and I'm looking forward to getting back out there."
With the Leeds United game on Boxing Day coming a bit too soon for Gallagher, PNE's No.12 could possibly make his return at the weekend against Sheffield Wednesday.
With a week of training now under his belt, the former Leicester City man is feeling good ahead of making his comeback.
"The Leeds game probably came a bit too early for me but if you had asked me before I would have wanted to be involved!
"The manager is experienced enough to know that I've been out five weeks or so and so I will need a week's training to see how it holds out.
"Everything has been fine and I'm looking forward to getting back out there and playing. If you ask any player when they are out injured it's a bad feeling but everyone goes through it at times but it's about how you come out the other end and I'm looking forward to it."
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