Assistant manager Glynn Snodin is delighted to be back around the squad after some time away through illness.
Simon Grayson's No.2 is a big character around the dressing room, and is enjoying being back close to the action.
Speaking to PNE PlayerHD for the first time since his return, he said: "I've so missed it, I do not want retirement now I've had a chance of being out for so long!
"It's been so frustrating and disappointing so it's nice to be back in the environment, and getting back out on that training field once again.
"Every week I'm proud of what they've been doing. When you're not there you are just sat at home listening to it o n the radio or watching Jeff Stelling on Sky Sports and it's hard. It's worse than actually being at the games really!
"The run that everybody has been on, the squad that have been out there and the job the management have done and the staff is absolutely fantastic and long may it continue.
North End went on a run of four straight wins last month, and Snods was full of praise for everyone at the Club and is hoping that the recent form can continue on Tuesday when PNE face Dougie Freedman's Nottingham Forest side.
"There's not many teams that have won four in a row, or if they have they are in that top four or five. When you get someone coming from the bottom half of the table it's very rare that happens, and that's down to everybody working hard and wanting to take this Club further.
"Tomorrow will see another tough game, another tough place to go, they aren't on a great run at the moment with four defeats in four but that means nothing in this league.
"We've got to make sure that we start the game right, because we know it will be a tough place to go, Dougie [Freedman] will have them up and running and they've still got some good quality players.
"We know what we can do so we are going to go there and hopefully take the three points."
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