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Josh Harrop: "It's A Great Feeling"

12 September 2017

First Team News

Josh Harrop: "It's A Great Feeling"

12 September 2017

Josh Harrop reacts to scoring his first PNE goal in tonight's 3-0 victory over Cardiff City.

North End's No. 10 Josh Harrop felt the Lilywhites set a marker tonight after inflicting a 3-0 scoreline over Cardiff City, whom had enjoyed an unbeaten star until tonight.

Neil Warnock's side headed into tonight's game sitting pretty at the top of the table, but it was Harrop himself who got the ball rolling after 38 minutes with an excellent free kick into the bottom corner before Sean Maguire and Alan Browne made certain of the victory.

In his post-match interview, the former Man United man spoke of his delight at finding the net for the first time in North End colours, as well as the convincing victory which sees North End maintain their unbeaten home record this campaign.

"It's a great feeling," said the 21-year-old to iFollowPNE after the game. I just want to be playing and scoring again and I'm delighted to get a goal and my second start.

"It was a great team performance tonight against a team who have had a good start to the season. We've almost set a marker for us. We've proved we can go out there and win games - we've got runners and we're a handful."

Three changes were made to the starting line up from Saturday's draw against Barnsley, with Harrop himself coming back into the side in place of Stephy Mavididi as part of a front three behind Jordan Hugill.

On the changes, he continued: "The gaffer has freshened it up a bit as there were a few tired legs from Saturday so it was good to put some fresh legs in tonight and it's paid off and we've won 3-0.

"We just came out, put the ball down and started playing and start moving faster. We took our chances tonight and scored a few goals and it's a great night for the lads."

With Storm Aileen in full throw during tonight's game, Harrop admitted to the club's media channel that he used the elements to his advantage when he found the net from the free kick inside the first half.

"I've got my free kick and took it well," said Harrop "I've used the water from the pitch for it to bounce off and it's gone in.

"They're a good defensive team and they've got a lot of players who can hurt you but we were breaking them down slowly.

"The link up between the front three was great tonight - Seani is very direct and very good on the ball and he's got his goal. Jordan's hold up play is magnificent and it pays off massively and he's a great player for us, and then you've got Barky's (Tom Barkhuizen) running - he's a runner and he can run for days."

For more reaction from Josh Harrop also he discusses in length that magnificent goal from Alan Browne, watch the video above now.

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