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Alex Wood happy with goal against Wigan

15 September 2016

Preston North End U18 midfielder Alex Wood was happy to score his side’s second goal during a 2-0 Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup win against Wigan Athletic on Tuesday.

Wood has started five of the young Lilywhites’ six games thus far this season on the right of midfield and impressed during the cup victory at Wigan’s Christopher Park training ground.

The winger was particularly happy to score but thought he should have got more than one goal: “It felt great because it was my first goal this season and it’s got me off to a good start. 

“It’s always a good feeling to score a goal, but I could have got at least two more, and I was a bit annoyed about that because I probably tried hitting a few of my chances too quickly. I just want to get as many goals and assists as possible.”

On the team performance, Wood added: “I thought we played really well in the first half, we started quickly and dominated the game. We were a bit too laid back in the second half because we were 2-0 up and we should have kept at it a bit more. 

“We ended up keeping a clean sheet, though, which is the positive side and it was a good result, but next time we need to concentrate all the way through the game.”

The first year scholar, who has been a Lilywhites player since he was 12, had also hoped to see more of the ball against Wigan but was generally pleased with his progression this term.

He said: “It was frustrating at times, I didn’t get on the ball as much as I would have liked because the ball was played down the left side a lot. It’s always a good feeling to get into the team, especially when you score and start the game. Hopefully, I’ll keep starting and playing well."

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