This Tuesday night’s latest edition of The One And Only features the man who has of late been captaining the side, Alan Browne, as the main interviewee.
Alan has had to get used to being all over the field this season – but he admits he doesn’t mind if it means he is starting, when he spoke to the matchday programme’s Dany Robson.
The Republic of Ireland star was PNE’s player of the season in 2017/18 and last season scored 12 goals in his more forward role.
In the new campaign, the form of others and injuries has meant he has had to slot in elsewhere instead of his favoured ‘No.10’ role and so far he has played right back, defensive midfielder, attacking midfielder and right wing – ‘anywhere on the right hand side really’ he said.
“I am well aware of the quality that’s in my position,” said the 24-year-old. “DJ [Daniel Johnson] came into that ‘ten’ role and he has done fantastically well.
“He has eight goals already which is incredible and hopefully he can keep that goal tally up for the rest of the season.
“If he is doing well and scoring goals it may mean I am out of the team, but it means the team is doing well and winning games which is the bigger picture for me.
“Obviously you want to do well personally but the main focus is on getting the team promoted, whether I am playing or not. If that’s the way, then I don’t mind.”
He admits this season has been a frustrating one for him personally after being a regular last season. He has come back into the side of late though especially due to a defensive nightmare which have seen the likes of first choice Darnell Fisher, Patrick Bauer, Ben Davies and Andrew Hughes sidelined at the same time along with Tom Clarke, who has struggled with injuries this season.
“I haven’t cemented my place in the team as of yet. I was in the first game and then in and out and the team were winning so you can’t have any complaints.
“Recently we have had some difficult results which haven’t helped, but we know things will come good again.
“We have had a bad patch, we have had to deal with a lot of key players missing, and I am sure we will come out the other side better off and by then I hope to have a place cemented - but wherever I play I will look to do my best.
“You obviously want to be playing your best position, I want to be playing in that ten position like I did last season and scoring goals and winning games, but it’s not too difficult for me to switch positions.
“Everyone is aware I can move all over the pitch, I know in advance where I am playing so I can do my research on the opposition.
“I am not perfect for some positions, but I will certainly give it my all and I would like to think I can do a job there.
“I have probably played out of position more than I would have liked to this season but it’s nothing I will complain about, as long as the team is winning, then I am happy. When you are out of position and losing a few worries creep in but it’s all for the good of the team.”
There is loads more from Alan in The One And Only, plus interviews and features with Brad Potts, Eddie Lewis, Ricky Heppolette, Tom Bayliss and Ben Pringle.
This is another packed full 84-pages, on sale from Tuesday afternoon from the Sir Tom Finney Stand ticket office, or from inside and outside the stadium on matchday, still for just £3 per copy.