Preston North End defender Kamol Campbell was pleased to make an attacking impact in the 4-2 win against Accrington Stanley in the Youth Alliance Cup.
The second-year scholar played a big part in three of the four North End strikes, registering an assist for the first as Nick Harrison’s team moved to the top of their group in the cup competition.
Left-back Campbell and fellow full-back Lewis Simmons on the opposite flank were a constant threat for the Accrington backline and the 17-year old was happy to provide another outlet in attack.
“It was a good game for us and I think we did well,” he told PNE.com. “With it being a cup game, it was always going to be really competitive.
“Nick [Harrison] told us that when the ball’s forward, he wants us to join in with the play. We were always on the front foot so we always got the chance to do that, and sometimes we were able to create chances for the team from that.
“I’m more of an attack minded left-back, so I always like to go forwards and try to create things and I definitely take the assist today.”
The Lilywhites ultimately won the game comfortably but had lost a two-goal lead in the first-half, with Campbell stressing the team would continue working to improve.
“I think they were just sloppy errors where we needed to be more patient by not conceding the corner and the free-kick which led to those goals.
“We needed to deal with how we set up for those better, whether it’s marking players or getting into the right positions.”
The youth team will secure qualification to the next round of the Youth Alliance Cup with victory away to Lincoln City in their final group game next month, and Campbell wants the young Lilywhites to continue building positive momentum ahead of that clash.
“The win does put us in a good position [to qualify for the next round], but we still want to win all of our games between now and that next game.
“We’re at Lincoln next in this competition and it’s going to be tough, so we just want to win that game and continue building momentum so we can carry it into the games after that."