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Gally Confident Ahead Of Cardiff Clash

11 September 2017

First Team News

Gally Confident Ahead Of Cardiff Clash

11 September 2017

Paul Gallagher is looking forward to taking on high-flying Cardiff City on Tuesday night at Deepdale.

The Bluebirds have been in fine form so far this season, with five wins and a draw from the opening six games.

Despite their impressive start to the campaign, Gallagher insists that North End don't fear any team in the division and will be going out to get three points at Deepdale.

"You are there to be shot at if you are top of the league and Neil Warnock knows how to get out of this division, he's had a lot of promotions and he's made his mark at Cardiff and they are doing really well." Gallagher told iFollowPNE ahead of the mid-week clash with Neil Warnock's side.

"They've got to come to a stop at some point and we've been playing well at home, we've played some really tough teams and taken points off them so we are looking to do that again.

"I'm sure Cardiff will be full of confidence with the way they've started the season, but we've started really well so it should be a good game.

The Lilywhites have a good record of beating those at the top end of the division on home turf, and the 33-year-old is hoping that is the case once again this week.

"Every time one of the top teams comes to Deepdale we've always managed to get a win over them which is a good thing to have.

"Last year we beat Cardiff at home 3-0 and the same with Huddersfield so teams at the top know that coming to Deepdale they are going to be in for a tough game.

"They know they've got to be on the top of their game because coming here isn't going to be easy.

"We always say that in the changing room, we don't make this an easy place for anyone to come to and we will go out there and try and win the game.

There is a special atmosphere under the lights at Deepdale for evening kick-offs, and Gallagher feels that the side can come out on top with the support of the home fans.

"We've enjoyed some really good night on Tuesday nights and we've come away with good victories.

"I don't know what it is, we enjoy playing on a Tuesday night under the lights wit the crowd behind us. It's important that they come out on a Tuesday night and support us like they have done through all of the time I've been here.

"They've been really good and we are looking to go and get the three points. There are a lot of games coming thick and fast and the more points you can get quickly, the better off you're going to be.

"It's probably one of the best starts we've had to a season in quite a while, we've started really well and we just want to try and keep building."

Gallagher was speaking to iFollow PNE after making his 500th career appearance on Saturday against Barnsley, a landmark the midfielder was proud to reach.

"It's something I'm very proud of, if someone had said to me before I started playing professional football that I would make 500 career appearances I would have snapped their hand off.

"It's a great achievement and one that I'm very proud of and that my family are proud of but it could have been topped off a little bit better with three points."

Hear more from Gally on iFollowPNE by clicking on the video above.

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