Preston North End’s current top scorer, Scott Sinclair, is hoping the recent good run of form can be extended in to a more consistent winning run.
The Lilywhites No.31 grabbed his seventh goal of the season in Wednesday night’s 3-0 home win over Middlesbrough – his first at Deepdale since back in February and he is looking for that to continue.
He also scored in the club’s return to action after the initial lockdown, back in June, against this weekend’s opponents Luton Town, at Kenilworth Road. And whilst he is looking for a repeat of that, he wants the win as well this time around.
“We go there wanting to get the three points,” he told iFollow PNE. “Last season we were winning 1-0 and then they got the late equaliser, so it will be a tough game. They are a great side and every game is tough.
“It is really tight and that just shows how hard this league is. It is all about being consistent and hopefully we can start to show that consistency and keep climbing up the table.
“It was in the back of my mind that I hadn’t scored at Deepdale this season, so it was nice to get my first and my seventh of the season [on Wednesday night] and I want to keep going and keep scoring goals.
“I am pleased so far with my contribution. There is a lot of the season still to go and I have to go into every game looking to create, looking to score and do as well as I can and if I can keep scoring, that will be great.”
The game against Nathan Jones’ men will be played in front of 2,000 fans this weekend, with Luton being in a tier two area, and this is something the former Celtic man is looking forward to and he expects a tough test against the Hatters.
“It is always great to have supporters there,” he continued. “They will have 2,000 fans and hopefully they will create a bit of an atmosphere and we can finally play in front of a stadium that has that.
“It will make things a bit more normal. Getting back to that sort of normality where fans are there is great and hopefully, over time, we will get even more of them back into games.
“It seems like their manager is moulding them into what he wants. He is doing a good job and the team is playing for him.
“It is up to us to go there and make sure that we get the win and the three points.”
Preparation for the game is short, with just Friday as an opportunity to get out on the grass ahead of the trip south and the winger believes that recovery is vital during this intensive period.
“Recovery is the most important thing at the moment, to prepare for the next game – which comes every three days. We have to make sure we get the nutrition right and get the rest.
“Everything has to be precise. It is all about maintaining your recovery, being hydrated, eating the right foods and getting prepared for the next game.
“All teams will be going through the same things, with niggles and injuries and as much of the squad as possible needs to keep fit and keep preparing for each game,” he added.
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