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Gally Looking To End Villa's Unbeaten Home Record

19 January 2017

Having ended Brighton's impressive unbeaten run last weekend, Paul Gallagher is hoping PNE can cause another upset at Villa Park.

Aston Villa are yet to lose a league game at home this season and Steve Bruce now at the helm, the Midlands side are looking on the up.
Gallagher and his teammates though will be looking to put an end to that run on Saturday when PNE take on Villa in the Championship. 
Speaking of ending the Seagulls' unbeaten run, Gallagher said: "That's one thing that we've been doing lately, we managed to do it last week against Brighton who were on a phenomenal run. Steve Bruce has gone into Aston Villa, he's made them difficult to play against at home and it's a big club with big ambitions and a big fan base. 
"We like being the underdogs as they say, it's a great place to go and play football, I've been lucky enough to go and play there a few times and when you go there and look around it is an impressive stadium. You get that old stadium feeling as well, it's a great place to play football. 
There will be one familiar face taking to the pitch for the opposition, with goalkeeper Sam Johnstone currently on loan at Villa from Manchester United.
Johnstone enjoyed two loan spells at Deepdale, which included him helping Simon Grayson's side to promotion at Wembley back in 2015. 
Gallagher is just one of a number of players still at PNE who played alongside the 'keeper that day and knows just what to expect from the new Villa number one. 
"Sam Johnstone has gone there, he is a top 'keeper, he has been on loan here a few times and he did a great job for us. 
"Friendships go out of the window though when you cross the white line, you want to try and put one past him, we've did it plenty of times in training! 
"We know he's a good 'keeper, they've got good players so it's down to us to go there and play the way we can, create chances hopefully take them and come home with a positive result."

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