With inconsistency the buzz word throughout the Championship, Danish striker Emil Riis is looking for a good run from the Lilywhites to lift them up the table.
Last midweek, the U21 international grabbed his first goal at Deepdale, as well as getting an assist in the 3-0 home win over Middlesbrough and he hopes the team will start another run at Barnsley on Tuesday night.
“It was a bad day on Saturday and it is a good thing we have another game on Tuesday, so we can prove that it was just a bad day,” he told iFollow PNE.
“It is tough at the moment [with so many games], but the good thing is, with so many games, if you have a good period, you can go up the table quickly and if we won three games in a row we would be almost in the Play-Offs, so hopefully we can do that.”
Moving from the Danish top flight, the regularity of the games in this truncated season were a new experience for the 22-year-old, but he is enjoying it, especially having got that first home strike.
“I enjoy playing the games, so I like it,” he continued. “It is harder on the body, but I am here to play the games; of course I want to train, but the most important thing is the games.
“It was nice to get my first goal at Deepdale and hopefully the fans will be back in soon too and I can see them and I hope to continue my form.
“I haven’t seen my chance back again [against] Wycombe, because it was awful, so it was important for me to score a goal and show what I can do.”
Oakwell is another new ground for the No.19 and they also have a familiar face in their squad from his first spell in England, so it is a game he is looking forward to.
“There are so many inconsistent results at the moment and if we can win the next game and again on Friday, then we will be looking good.
“It is going to be a tough week, but hopefully we can prove Saturday’s game wrong and win the game.
“I am enjoying visiting all the grounds, some I had been to before – like Luton – but it is nice to go around the stadiums and I have a mate who plays for Barnsley so it will be nice to see him.
“I played with Luke Thomas at Derby and they also have a Danish player, so I know a bit about, so it will be nice to play against them,” he added.
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