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Browne On Black Cats Clash

29 September 2017

Alan Browne has his sights set on another three points at Deepdale when Sunderland visit PR1 on Saturday.

North End are looking to extend their unbeaten run to eight games at the weekend, and Browne is hoping to go into the international break on a high.

Speaking to iFollow PNE ahead of the game, the Irishman said: "We don't want to be going into the international break after such a good start, even dropping two points. We want all three points if we want to really compete for promotion and that's certainly something we will look to do.

"They will be a tough opposition but we have to focus on ourselves and play our own game and I'm sure if we do that we will come away with all three points."

There will be familiar faces at Deepdale on Saturday with the return of former manager Simon Grayson who departed in the summer, as well as a number of former players in the Sunderland ranks.

Browne knows the quality the visitors have in their squad and feels that their position in the league shows just how tough the Championship can be.

"We will know what the gaffer wants us to do when we analyse Sunderland. Obviously we know a few of their players and we are very familiar with their gaffer but we are going to do what our gaffer tells us to do now and it's up to us to deliver it and hopefully we can do that.

"I think they are underachieving at the moment, I don't think they are doing anywhere near as well as they could be. A team like Sunderland should definitely be higher up the table but I think that sums up this league.

"You can't take any team for granted and we certainly won't be doing that. They will be tough opposition but they are down at the moment and hopefully we can get the three points.

The midfielder also praised the support of the North End faithful who have been behind the boy all season and feels that support with only increase if the squad continue playing the way they have so far this season.

"The fans have been fantastic all season, home and away. They have definitely got us over the line at times but I think with the football we've play, we try to play some attack minded football and it's attractive and it's only going to attract more fans if we keep doing what we are doing and keep winning games."

Hear more from Alan on iFollow PNE now by clicking on the video above.


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