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Boyle Reflects On Pre-Season Preparations

15 July 2017

Andy Boyle spoke to iFollow in detail on a busy week after it reached its conclusion against Stockport County this afternoon.

The Irishman entered the fray in the second half for PNE's second preseason fixture with Alex Neil's opting for two different outfield sides this afternoon.

Boyle slotted in at centre half alongside Ben Davies and helped keep a second half clean sheet with all goals coming in the first half as North End ran out 2-1 winners.

"It's been a tough week," admitted Boyle to iFollow after the game following a week's training camp in Ireland.

"But that's always the case with preseason - it was an enjoyable time in Ireland - the gaffer got a few points across about how he wants to play and it was an opportunity for us to go out today and put that into the game.

"I think as players, it's always tough; you want to go out and play as many games as possible.

"When a new manager comes in, they have their own way of playing and the gaffer now is no different. He's very positive with how he wants us to play and he's trying to get his point across and we as players have to take that on board."

North End's trip to Boyle's native Ireland has seen new manager Neil given a chance to implement his own stamp on the squad and Boyle felt it was a productive trip all round.

He continued: "It was a lovely spot and it had everything you need for a training camp - the facilities were top notch and we had everything there to train on great pitches and great facilities to do our gym work so it was a good week on and off the pitch."

For more reaction to the week from Boyle, as he also speaks of watching Cork City's Europa League tie the other night, log in to iFollow and watch the full video above now.


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