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The One And Only Issue Five

12 September 2019

Saturday’s matchday programme sees the in-form Daniel Johnson on the cover, with the August player of the month nominee featured as the main interviewee as well.

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Ticket Information: Brentford Home

12 September 2019
There are also features and interviews with a host of others for the clash with Thomas Frank’s Brentford, with Ben Davies, Tom Barkhuizen, Youl Mawene and Warren Joyce amongst those featuring in the 84-page perfect bound edition.
 
Speaking in the programme for the Bees encounter, DJ admits he had a laidback attitude that helps him: “It’s the way I am and it is true, it’s just me, I am just a laid back person,” he told The One And Only.
 
“I have always been like this, it’s the man I am today and I don’t think I will ever change.”
 
The 26-year-old’s cool, calm head has been needed as he has slotted home four penalties so far this season in the five games he has started, including two in one game in the victory over Sheffield Wednesday.
He, along with Paul Gallagher, are the designated spot kick takers at Deepdale.
 
“Me and Gally decide between us who is going to take them,” said the creative midfielder.
“If Gally is not on the pitch, then I will take it. If I am not on the pitch, then Gally will take it.
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Match Officials: Brentford Home

12 September 2019
“I think there has only been the Swansea game where we have had a penalty and both of us have been on the pitch and we just decided there and then.
 
“We are both confident and we take the responsibility to step up and make sure we put the ball in the back of the net.
 
“There are no nerves at all from me. I know my strategy, I follow the steps and 99.9 per cent of the time I am confident I am going to score. There is always that little bit of doubt of ‘what if I don’t’ but it’s tiny. I will never tell anyone my strategy though!
 
“I think I have only ever taken two penalties in one game before and that was for Aston Villa in the Under 18s. I have never taken two in a league game but the first one against Sheffield Wednesday had enough pace on it to take it past the keeper and the second, I felt more confident as there was less pressure as it put us 2-0 up. I had no worries.
“I have always liked taking penalties and having banter with the keepers.
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We've Met Before: Brentford Home

12 September 2019
“I wouldn’t say I practise them every day but maybe on a Friday, the day before a game, I will take a few against our keepers.
 
“I haven’t missed many. I missed one in a penalty shoot-out for PNE against Bournemouth, I don’t know if that counts. For me it doesn’t count as it doesn’t go down as one of the goals at the end of the season and I am not saying that just because I didn’t score!
 
“In a game, I have only missed one in a reserve game for Villa against Chelsea but, while I don’t mind talking about it, I don’t want to curse it.”
 
You can read loads more from the North End No.11 and all the other interviews and features in the programme that will be on sale from Friday afternoon from the ticket office at Deepdale and the inside and outside the stadium for £3 on matchday.

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