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Horgan Wants To Dominate Against Ipswich Town

26 January 2017

PNE face Ipswich Town at Deepdale this Saturday looking to pick up another three points at home and extend their unbeaten run in the league to five matches.

.Wide man Daryl Horgan feels the team will be able to impose themselves more on the ball against this weekend’s opposition than they have been able to in recent games against Brighton and Aston Villa
Horgan won't be taking the game lightly though and knows the team will have to stay focused throughout the match as any team in this league can win on their day. 
Horgan said: “It’s eleven versus eleven. I suppose in the likes of the Brighton and the Villa games they will be expecting to have more of the ball.
“Now, we will have more of the ball which can only be good for us because we are a good footballing side when we do get it down.
“We will still have to be solid because every team in the Championship, the gaps are so small, any team can beat any team. Especially coming up in the next few weeks, with the quick turnaround, that’s generally where teams do drop points so it’ll be tricky for us.
“I suppose at the start of the season you wouldn’t have said we would be favourites for teams like Ipswich or Cardiff or teams like that so it’s a good position for us to be in.”
Horgan had difficulty predicting the way the match will play out but has faith in his teammates’ ability to be able to break down opposition defences.
“You can’t really judge a game till you’re in the middle of it. It could be where we have a lot of the ball in their half and are trying to break them down or it could turn into a crazy end to end game. You just don’t know.
“If it does come to that we’ve got good players who can unlock teams and if we can do that it’d be fantastic.
“To get another three points on the board would be brilliant, but it’ll be another tough test on Saturday."
The midfielder, who formally joined the Lilywhites three weeks ago on 1 January, is loving life in PR1 so far with recent results helping him to settle in easier.
“I’m loving it, it’s been brilliant. The full-time training and the facilities, I’m just enjoying getting in and working hard and getting into the team first and foremost and then go from there.
“It’s definitely not going to be easy. Thankfully results have gone our way the last week and that’s made it all the more enjoyable, fingers crossed we can keep going.”

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