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Browne Taking Nothing For Granted

13 April 2018

With just four games remaining in the season, Alan Browne is determined that North End finish the season as strongly as possible to give them the best chance of making the Play-Offs.

The PNE squad understand that their position is not as favourable as others, but with plenty left to play for in the campaign, they are focused on taking any opportunity that is presented to them.

Speaking to iFollowPNE, Browne said: “We still have to be realistic, it’s still a tough task and a lot to ask. We’ve got to go and win our remaining and hope other results go our way.

“We know at this moment it’s out of our hands but we’re going to do the best we possibly can to win all of the remaining fixtures and see where that takes us.

“We know it’s a strange league and anything can happen between now and the end of the season so we just have to focus on ourselves and give ourselves the best opportunity if other teams are to slip up.”

The Republic of Ireland international is taking the same attitude into the QPR game on Saturday and with the freedom that their situation allows, the London side may prove a tough test for the Lilywhites.

“QPR have got a few decent results in recent weeks and we know it’s going to be tough going there but we’ll go there off the back of a good win and a real positive mood within the group.

“When a team is in that kind of position where they can’t compete for anything and they’ve got nothing to lose, it's tough to play teams like that because they’re playing with real freedom and they can mix up their game. Their manager can throw a few surprises at you which you might not be prepared for.


“It will be tough but if we play to the highest standard we can, then we are more than capable of going there and getting a win."

In his own words, PNE’s No.8 sealed the deal on Tuesday night against Leeds and having run his own goal of the season competition in parts this season Browne is still keen to improve on his goalscoring.

“I’d be really happy if I was able to get to double figures with such few remaining games, I’m not sure how it’ll pan out but I’ll keep doing the best I can to get myself in the right areas and get on the scoresheet.

“I think I could have been in double figures at this stage of the season if I’d taken more chances but I think that’s probably been the story of the season in recent weeks; we probably haven’t taken chances when they’ve come along.

“I’ve been guilty of that as well as a few others who have held their hands up in the last few games.

“I’ve been working really hard, even in previous seasons I’ve managed to get in the right areas just couldn’t manage to put them away. This season has probably been the same actually, I haven’t had any real easy chances where you think it’s just come across the box and he’s tapped it in.

“Even on Tuesday I think it was still a tough area to score from, I’d be happy with a tap in.”

You can watch the full interview with Alan Browne by clicking on the video above.


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