Ryan Ledson is looking for PNE to start another run of unbeaten games after seeing the nine-game streak come to an end at St Andrew’s this afternoon.
Ledson came into the heart of midfield for North End in place of the injured Ben Pearson and thinks this came can be forgotten about if the squad respond by showing their previous form, starting with next week’s trip to Nottingham Forest.
Speaking to iFollowPNE, he said: “Ten unbeaten, it could have been today, but let’s go another nine unbeaten again now and everyone will forget about that.
“In this league if you can go five, ten, maybe 15 unbeaten you fly right up the table. This is just a little dip and I’m sure we’ll be right back at it again next week.
“They’re all tough games. Forest are a good team, very good going forward as we’ve all seen in the week.
“We’ve been beaten one in ten. We’ll analyse it, learn from our mistakes and put it under the carpet and go again.”
PNE went into the break level, something that was important to the side, and Ledson felt that the Lilywhites were in control of the contest.
“I think in the first half we competed with them, we probably didn’t create as many chances as we would have liked.
“With Birmingham, I think it’s something like 67 per cent of their goals conceded were in the second half; so we knew it was key to stay in it until the second half, maybe 0-0 or 1-0 up, we did that.”
The midfielder also felt the approach PNE took was important, and knows that the team will get behind Declan Rudd after an error for the opening goal.
“We were in control. We tried to play their style of football. It’s important, coming away from home, that you do that.
“It was important that Moulty did well to hold the ball up and brought the wingers in. We definitely did have chances today, we thought we were in control going into the second half.
“Unfortunately, what will be will be, it’s unfortunate for Dec but we’ll get right behind him. These things happen in football and I’m sure he won’t make another one.”
You can watch the full interview with Ryan Ledson on iFollowPNE by clicking on the link above.