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Josh Ginnelly: "It Was A Great Moment For Me"

15 April 2019

Josh Ginnelly made his long-awaited debut for PNE against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, four months after signing from Walsall.

Despite the result being a disappointment for the squad as a whole, for Josh Ginnelly, it was his first appearance for PNE since putting pen to paper in the January transfer window.

The winger had to be patient to get his first appearance on the board, but there is no time to dwell on the achievement, as Ginnelly insists it’s all about building momentum and remaining professional - claiming boss Alex Neil gets the best out of everybody.

"It was a great moment for me especially with where I’ve come from, it wasn’t the result we wanted but I’m delighted I got on for a few minutes."

Speaking to iFollow PNE, Josh continued: “We’re still trying to pick up three points every game, obviously the gaffer staying is a massive bonus.

Looking ahead to the Good Friday clash with Ipswich Town, Josh continued: “We’re going into Friday now to pick up the three points and finish off strong.

“They [Ipswich Town] might play with no fear, but if we prepare right, and do everything needed on the day then it’ll take us over the line with three points.

“If the gaffer calls upon me and I know what’s expected, there’s no pressure, whatever way I can help the team I’ll do it.”

The 22-year-old is making his way into the manager’s plans and he has credited the example of his teammates for improving his overall game.

“Sometimes you don’t actually get things straight away so with me it’s taken time.

“But I’m starting to understand things straight away and obviously the likes of Callum, Seani, Lukas - you learn from their game both on the ball and off the ball.

“So now I can hopefully get a few more appearances now and I’m clear of what’s expected of me.

“It’s all about the training, and being one of the best trainers day in and day out to hopefully try and get more minutes.”

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


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