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Darnell Delighted To Be Back

8 March 2018

Darnell Fisher was delighted to be back in action for North End after missing two games through suspension.

After serving a ban for picking up ten yellow cards, Fisher returned to the PNE line-up in the 2-1 win over Bristol City but did admit it was hard for him to watch from the sidelines, unable to impact results and help his teammates.

Speaking to iFollowPNE, Darnell said: “It’s always hard watching the boys, we obviously got a bad result against Ipswich and then managed to rectify it with a good result against Bolton.

“Coming back into the team we got a great result against Bristol City so that leaves us in a good position for the rest of the season.”

The focus in the squad is very much on finishing the season strong and having something to show for it. With PNE just outside the Play-Off places, the togetherness and depth of the squad could prove to be an important factor as the end of the season draws closer.

“This is what you play football for, to be in these types of situations. Hopefully we can give our all and get where we need to be.

“It helps with the bunch of boys that we’ve got, it’s a good club with really good people. The position I was in 12 months ago was a bit different but it is what it is, I like where I am and hopefully we can push on.

“I think we’ve got a really good squad, not just an 11 - it showed the other night with Seani coming on and DJ coming on. Seani was a big miss but he’s coming back now and the skipper is coming back also, that’s even better.

“Everyone is getting back fit at the right time so hopefully everyone can stay fit in the last ten games and we can give it our all and see where we end up.”

After beating Bristol City, Darnell acknowledged the atmosphere going into Tuesday’s game and urged the fans to continue to show their support.

“Going out at Deepdale under the lights, with the fans behind you – we knew they were a good team as well – but we more than matched them and we more than held our own and we got the result that we needed.

“They’ve got to come in their numbers, they need to get behind us and get behind the team and hopefully we’ll thank them on the pitch.”

The two sides drew earlier in the season at Craven Cottage and with an in-form Fulham side making the trip north to Deepdale, it has the makings of a great game as the Lilywhites also go into the game with an impressive current record.

“Two defeats in 20, it is a great record, with the teams that we play, that speaks volumes.

“We more than held our own when we went down there so we’ll be looking to do the same up here.

“Fulham are a good team, they have a lot of good players but we’ll certainly look to get a result.”

Watch the full interview with Darnell now on iFollow PNE.


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