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Gaffer Seeing Benefits Of International Break

17 November 2016

Manager Simon Grayson feels the international break came at a good time for his side ahead of a busy winter schedule.

North End went into the international break in fine form, and the gaffer and his players have taken advantage of the break to put in extra work at the training ground with the aim of keeping that run going. 

Speaking of the two week break from games, the PNE boss said: "Certain managers see it in different ways but we have looked on it as we have had a busy schedule with the games and the cup games and it's a chance to get some good work into the players.

"It's the chance to work on tactical and technical things but also a chance to rest them up a bit psychologically and get their bodies rested up.

"We go into these November games now and before you know it you are in December and the Christmas period. 

"We have done what we needed to do and it's come at a good time for us but we are looking forward now to trying to take forward what we have done previously in October."

It's back to back home games for PNE with the visit of Wolves on Saturday before Burton Albion come to Deepdale the following week, and Grayson is hoping his side can continue their terrific home form of late. 

"Hopefully we replicate the same kind of performance, the supporters replicate the atmosphere as much as they can do even though the gate isn't going to be as high because of the team we are playing against but every team you play in the Championship can ask questions and ultimately want to beat you. 

"We will make sure that we are psychologically ready and ready physically and hopefully we can keep the run going and the momentum that we have had over the last few weeks. 

"It will be a tough game at the weekend and then against Burton. Nobody has got a divine right to win a game, you have to earn the right to do that and that's ultimately what we will be trying to do."

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