Preston North End’s Irish international striker Sean Maguire grabbed his first goal for his country whilst away on international duty last week and now he is looking to put more goals in his club tally with the Lilywhites.
The North End No.24 scored his first goal in the green of Ireland in their friendly win over New Zealand, also collecting the man of the match award after the AVIVA Stadium triumph and he sat down with iFollow PNE to look ahead to the trip to Hull City and said he wanted to add to the three goals he has so far got in 2019/20 for his club side.
“It is massive to be involved every week,” he told iFollow PNE. “I have been fully fit for nearly a year now, probably the longest run I have gone on since I have been at Preston North End.
“I started this year with three goals from six games, but I have been frustrated since then.
“I have been playing well, but would like my goal tally to be better than that and hopefully that can rise in the next five or six weeks.
“It’s a position I am really loving at the moment – playing off the left – I have been doing it for club and country and hopefully I can keep these performances going and help Preston North End get back into the Premier League.”
The side were quick to admit that their performance and result at Pride Park at the weekend was not up to the standards they set themselves, but Seani feels that a game soon after is just what they need to bounce back.
“It is the good thing about the Championship, that there is always another game just around the corner,” he continued. “Everyone knows how disappointing it was Saturday.
“You lose games and you win games playing badly and Saturday was one of those games. Especially in the first half, we were not at the races – I don’t know exactly why, but in the second half I thought we improved a lot, dictated and dominated the game, but we just didn’t get the goal.
“We knew we were not going to win or draw every game, we are going to lose some games and lucky enough we have a game on Wednesday against Hull where we can put things right, especially going into a busy Christmas period in December, where we have a lot of games.”
The former Cork City man feels that the away displays are the biggest area they are looking to improve upon, but he is well aware of the threats that the Tigers have in their ranks.
“Our away form needs to be better than what we have been doing. Our home form has been excellent winning most games, and our away form needs to pick up and there is not better time to do that than on Wednesday and we will be going into the game against Hull looking to get the three points.
“They are a dangerous side with some top players at this level. They drew with Middlesbrough on Sunday and did well to get back into the game, so they will be no pushovers, but we will be going into the game looking for three points.
“They have some dangerous players, so we will be looking at them and analysing where their strengths and weaknesses are and looking to capitalise on that.
“We are still full of confidence, but it is important to do well in the next five or six weeks, to try and be up there come the new year,” he added.