After grinding out a 2-1 victory away to Queen’s Park Rangers this afternoon, at this stage of the season Callum Robinson admitted their focus is getting the points, rather than how they’ve acquired them.
North End fell behind on 13 minutes when Matt Smith bundled home and were looking likely to be going in at half-time behind.
However, Robinson himself had other ideas to meet Darnell Fisher’s cross on the stroke of half-time to eventually squeeze the ball over the line, and despite their being some discrepancy over whether it was Robinson or Alan Browne who scored the winner, the focus for the PNE No. 37 was the three points rather than the goalscorers.
“We’re really happy with the result,” said a delighted Robinson post-match.
“We’ve probably played better in previous games and not got a result so we had to dig in. We knew what they were about in terms of winning second balls so we knew it was going to be a hard game, especially in the first half but the main thing is getting the result and getting the three points and with a few of the results going our way, which we’re not relying on - we just want to do our own thing and get the result ourselves but yes it’s a real plus for us that results went our way.
“He was saying at half-time; the three games that we’ve lost he’s praised us because we’ve been playing really well but we were lucky enough at that stage to be drawing and he told us a thing or two that we needed to pick it up and I thought we did.
“At this stage of the season you want to see the game out and get the three points.
“Nobody gives up and that’s the personality within the squad and on the training pitch and on match day - we’ll stick together and that proves that we can get the three points even when we’re losing the game.”
At one point, it looked like the challenge of making a Play-Off spot seemed to big a feat to conquer, however, two wins in as many games has seen the Lilywhites place themselves right back in contention, with only three points separating them and that all important top six slot as it stands.
Robinson, however, reiterated that it’s their own results that they are focused on rather than the league table.
“We need to get the three points at this stage - if we don’t then there’s no point in checking the results,” admitted Robinson.
“We knew that and we knew at this stage in the season we know we need to get the points, both today and Tuesday and we’ll look towards the next couple of games and if we can win all of them, we’ll give ourselves the best possible chance.
“It’s good that we’ve got the two wins but it’s time to rest, regroup and go again next Saturday and hopefully we can get another three points and keep ticking away.”
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