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Moult Looking Forward To FA Cup Action

24 January 2018

Fresh from making his debut at the weekend, striker Louis Moult is hoping to get more minutes for the club when PNE travel to Sheffield United in the FA Cup.

Moult made his first appearance for the Lilywhites against Birmingham City after joining the club earlier this month, and the 25-year-old admits it has been a frustrating start to life at Deepdale being sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Speaking to iFollow PNE on making his debut, the former Motherwell man said: "Obviously I've had a little bit of a niggle with the hamstring, which I did while I was at Motherwell, but I was delighted to make an appearance.

"We were disappointed with the final result but it was good to get out there and I felt ok, so that's the main thing.

"It's been very frustrating but I've managed to train the last couple of days and managed to make my debut so I'm looking to carry that on and keep training and playing.

"It was 1st December last time I played and that's when I got the injury, fitness comes from games so it's something I've got to build the strength back in to and hopefully the more minutes I get, the more fitness I will get.

The frontman has already had a taste of cup success this season while at Motherwell, reaching the Scottish League Cup final in November, where they eventually lost out to Celtic.

Focus this time around is on progressing in the FA Cup, a competition that Moult has fond memories of from his time in England previously: "I've been away for a while but I've had good experiences in this competition so I'm looking forward to it.

"At Motherwell we got to a final against Celtic a couple of months back, so I have experienced success this season in the cup and I would love to experience that again."

North End will be backed by over 2,200 travelling supporters at Bramall Lane, and Moult is hoping to repay their support with victory on Saturday.

"It's brilliant, the more people in the ground, the more atmosphere there will be and I think it will be a great game, we've sold our allocation so hats off to the fans, that's unbelievable and it's up to us now to give them a day to remember."

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


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