The new matchday programme is once again packed full of interviews and features for Wednesday night’s clash with Nathan Jones’ Stoke City at Deepdale.
Recent recruit Tom Bayliss tells us about the start to the season, in his own words, while former PNE and Stoke City man Danny Pugh is interviewed.
Andy McAteer talks us through the best moments in his 299 games for the Lilywhites, whilst Andrew Hughes takes the 20 questions challenge. Louis Moult’s brother, Jake, a player with Altrincham speaks to us and we have all the usual features and fun stats.
In terms of our main interviewee, we speak to another summer addition to the squad, Andre Green, who admits he loves playing football with a smile on his face – and he hopes he can help to put the smiles on the faces of PNE fans.
The 21-year-old winger has signed on a season-long loan from Premier League side Aston Villa and says that he wants to emulate their influential winger and captain Jack Grealish, who he looks up to.
“Jack has come through the Villa Academy, he has been there the same amount of time as I have, about 15 years,” said Andre.
“All the lads look up to him. From the Academy, he is the most successful player at the minute and everyone looks up to how he plays and trains. He plays with a smile on his face and it helps me believe I can get to that point.
“If you play with a smile on your face, you get the best out of yourself. I play my best when I am smiling and that comes through having a happy dressing room and here it’s especially a really good dressing room.”
Andre had an easy switch to life at Deepdale as there were a few familiar faces – and then he announced himself to the fans by scoring on his full debut at Bradford City in the Carabao Cup.
“I have settled in well, the lads are young and it’s an easy dressing room to fit in with. I knew DJ [Daniel Johnson] and Josh Ginnelly from Villa and they have made it easier.
“It also helps when you score on your debut. It’s always a relief to see the ball hit the back of the net and it’s special to get the first for a new club.
“The manager said after that game that we have put ourselves in a good position and my main focus is to get into the first team on a regular basis. I have come here to play and I am going to do my best to get and stay in the team.”
You can read plenty more from Andre in Wednesday night’s 84-page edition of the programme, on sale from the ticket office and the sellers outside and inside the ground on matchday evening, for just £3 – make sure you get yours.