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Exciting Times Ahead Says Welshy

10 January 2018

Midfielder John Welsh believes the mixture of youth and experienced players is a good combination going into the second half of the season.

The Liverpudlian played a key part in the 5-1 victory over Wycombe Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday and he said watching the young players was a joy to watch.

“The game plan was to keep them quiet one end and let the young lads play with freedom,” Welsh said.

“The quickness of the play was great to watch. We’ve got some talented players, and when you put talent like that together, it can always work and go your way.”

The 34-year-old has made eight appearances for the Lilywhites this season and he thinks the strong competition for places is a good thing going forward.

“I think it’s a good thing. It will give the manager a selection headache and I think that will be the perfect scenario for him.

“You have got hungry players who want to play, and all of them are capable of coming in and doing a job.

“If we can break into the top six, it gives us a platform for the last ten games or so.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of the football club and I’m sure the fans are feeling the same.”

Attention has turned to Saturday’s trip to Millwall and over 1000 fans will back Alex Neil’s men at the Den.

Welsh said the away support has always been brilliant during his time at the club.

“When I hear things like we’ve sold 1000 tickets for Millwall, it doesn’t surprise me, but at the same time it’s brilliant,” Welsh said.

“I know how good the fanbase is and how much the fans want to get behind the team.”

Watch the full interview with John on iFollow PNE now by clicking on the video above.


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