If you have played for Stoke City or Preston North End in an attacking role in the past few years you were probably interviewed for Saturday’s matchday programme!
Ricardo Fuller, Richard Cresswell, Paul Gallagher and Louis Moult all feature in one of our most interview-laden issues of The One And Only we have ever had!
One hundred pages of content includes those four interviews, plus Brandon Barker, Alan Browne, Tom Clarke, Alex Neil, Jon Macken and Lukas Nmecha all featuring, along with plenty of other interesting interviews.
Speaking to The One And Only, Ricardo Fuller – who also features on this week’s official PNE podcast – says he loved every moment of his time at Deepdale: “Fans appreciate what you do and the way that you play football,” he said. “At that time Preston hadn’t really had a player like me for some time. When a player comes along like me with the skills and attributes, fans are always going to appreciate that kind of thing.
“Luckily, I was the one who was able to do that in that gap and in that period. The fans really appreciated it and I appreciated them even more.”
Despite his career being blighted by injuries, Fuller still managed to leave any fans that saw him with lasting memories. One such memory was easy to pick out and will be a PNE highlight for many of the Deepdale faithful.
“My favourite moment is always going to be against Burnley. Players and fans live for those moments. I’ve had so many great moments but my favourite would have to be that hat-trick against Burnley.
“In that game, coming from how tight that game was where one goal from either team could have took the game in their favour – even though the score at the end suggests that it wasn’t such a tight game after all; but it was, and it was a challenging game.
“I like playing in those challenging games and coming out on top, especially scoring a hat-trick in that game as well. I’ve always lived for those moments. Throughout my career, with all due respect, I’ve always managed to bring my team back from the dead, or make the difference for my team.
“It seems it was one of those things where I’ve always been able to gain favour from my club, playing against any other team, I’ve always tried to give my best and 110 per cent – just to get my team on top; or to get my team back to level – and then get them back on top.”
Read more from the Jamaican, as he also selects his top six players he played alongside in PR1, plus all the other content in Saturday’s edition of the programme, on sale for just £3 from Friday afternoon at the Sir Tom Finney ticket office, or inside and outside the ground on matchday.