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Fisher On Owls Defeat

22 December 2018

Defender Darnell Fisher was left ruing what might have been after PNE’s 1-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

The right back felt that the game as a whole was even and feel the Lilywhites would have won the game had they kept 11 men on the pitch for the 90 minutes.

North End were reduced to ten men after 26 minutes when Ben Pearson was shown a straight red card, but the Owls were still restricted to just a few clear chances.

Speaking to iFollowPNE, Fisher said: “It was pretty even on chances. They had one chance in the first half where Dec had to make a save, one in the second and that was it. And that’s when we had ten men.

“If we had 11 men I think we would have won the game. We should have got a point today.

“We get the sending off and the crowd is standing up and it’s like they have a 12th man because it’s loud there. The players get a lift from us going down to ten men.

“It’s hard for us but I think we competed well in certain parts of the game. Then there’s a lapse in concentration from the corner and it’s a goal.”

Fisher is now looking to the next game, at home on Boxing Day to Hull City, and is looking to build momentum over the festive fixtures. The travelling fans’ backed the side all the way as they battled hard, which PNE’s No.2 recognises.

“Credit to them, they came in their numbers and they supported us throughout the game. Especially when we went down to ten men and we needed some motivation from the fans they gave it to us.

“Our next game is at home, we just hope for a good performance to get some momentum and get some points on the board.”

With injury problems continuing to mount up, with Louis Moult having to go off injured in the clash with Sheffield Wednesday, Fisher sees the busy festive schedule as a chance to get minutes in players’ legs.

“With the injuries we’ve had I think everyone will get game time, especially over the Christmas period; everyone’s busy. In Britain, football is always busy over Christmas. Everyone will get the minutes we need and hopefully we’ll get some points on the board.”

You can watch the full interview with Darnell Fisher by clicking on the video above.


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