Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Grayson Confident But Not Complacent

22 February 2016

Manager Simon Grayson feels his side are confident but not complacent ahead of Tuesday's visit of Charlton Athletic.

North End currently sit in tenth place in the league going into the clash with Jose Riga's side, but the manager insists the squad won't be getting ahead of themselves given their league position. 

"We've never got too far ahead of ourselves anyway, whether it's looking at what's below us and what we need to get out of the trouble or whether it's looking above us in the table. 

"We are just enjoying going into each game and as I've said many times we will see where that takes us. 

"We will do whatever it takes to win a football match, and whatever points we accumulate will get us to a certain position in the league and that's all we've done. 

"That philosophy hasn't changed whether we are looking up above us or those below us."

The Lilywhites will likely go into the game as favourites given the respective league positions and form of both teams, but the PNE boss won't be underestimating the threat posed by the Addicks. 

"They have got some good players still and that's what you've got to remember. Any team that's in the bottom three of any division should be doing as much as they can do to try and get out of it because they don't want to be going down. 

"You've certainly got to be aware of that and I would like to think the players won't be complacent, they will be confident but they won't overstep the mark of complacency.

"We have to make sure that we do exactly the same things, yes it's going to be a different type of atmosphere to Saturday, given that there won't be too many away supporters and probably home supporters as well. 

"We have to go and be really professional and play with the same intensity, same desire and hopefully the same quality and we can go and get another three points. 

"It was something that was stressed straight after the game on Saturday to the players, they will have enjoyed what happened on Saturday, but straight away the focus was coming from the dressing room. 

"The more experienced players like Anders Lindegaard and Paul Gallagher and people like that were saying look we have another game on Tuesday and we've got to go again and make sure that we keep doing what we've been doing and try and get another positive result."

To hear more from the manager on Tuesday's game, Paul Gallagher's current injury, Calum Woods' performances of late and more, go to PNE PlayerHD now by clicking on the video below. 

Advertisement block