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Maxi Pleased With Turnaround In PNE's Form

29 November 2017

North End 'keeper Chris Maxwell is pleased to see the team's fortunes turnaround in recent games.

Alex Neil's side are now unbeaten in three games after a tough run of results in October, and the 27-year-old feels PNE are getting back to their best.

"It's been brilliant how we've turned things around from the difficult patch we've been in.

"I feel as if we've come full circle and come through that now and things are looking good. Things are going well, performances are there, we're creating chances and we are hard to beat. Three games unbeaten is excellent."

North End have welcomed back a number of players from injury in recent games, providing more competition for places in the squad, something that Maxwell feels will only benefit the club.

"It's going to enable everybody to play better, everybody is gunning for the same thing, everybody wants to play and everybody wants to take part and get results.

"The accumulation of that is the team doing well, we've got a really good squad here, we've got a good group of lads, a really good mix and everyone is striving for the same thing."

The North End stopper was speaking to iFollow PNE ahead of Saturday's clash with Queens Park Rangers, PNE's first of three home games in four weeks and Maxwell is hoping the Lilywhites can make the most of the home advantage.

"It's a difficult period for teams now, we're goin‌g in to the real thick of it with a lot of games coming up and it's good that we've got so many home games in such a short period of time.

"We're difficult to beat at Deepdale, we've shown that over a number of years and we've just got to make sure that we carry that on.

"We're picking up results and we've got to turn some of these draws into wins which I believe will come because we are only a small distance away from that with the amount of chances we're creating.

"If we come through this difficult period with some good results we will be right up there come the New Year."

The return to action at Deepdale will be a welcome one for the North End faithful after back to back long distance trips last week, and the support hasn't gone unnoticed by the PNE squad.

"The away fans have been magnificent since I came to the club, they've been the best away fans I've been involved with. Even 383 at Bristol City on a Tuesday night heading down the M6 is a massive achievement!

"Us players all know that a lot of the fans work Monday to Friday, nine to five, and going to those Tuesday night games, especially away from home is a major commitment from everybody. Not just the time and the effort but the financial side of it as well and us players appreciate it no end and we wouldn't be the same without them."

Watch the full interview with Maxi on iFollow PNE now by clicking here.


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