Scott Sinclair was delighted to score his first goal for Preston North End as his goal helped the Lilywhites to a 1-1 draw against Swansea City at Deepdale.
North End’s No.31 curled a magnificent effort into the bottom corner from the edge of the box to open the scoring for Alex Neil’s side within the opening half an hour game, but Rhian Brewster pulled one back for the visitors five minutes later to force a draw.
The January signing was pleased to open his account for the club but did admit to being slightly frustrated not to have taken all three points.
“It’s always good to get the first goal and off the mark, your first one is always your hardest,” he told iFollow PNE after the game.
“I’m delighted to get my first goal but at the same time a little bit disappointed we didn’t get all three points. Obviously, we took away a point, but we go again next week.”
Scott’s delight was evident as he found the net during the game and he explained that although he has plenty of respect for Swansea as his former employers, he had no qualms about celebrating his first strike for the Lilywhites, in what he described as a tough game.
“I’m at a new club and I’m at Preston so I don’t see why not,” he said of his celebration.
“I had great times at Swansea but at the same time, I’m here to do a job and here to help the team do as well as they can.
“It was a tough game. I think the first half was a little bit scrappy, the second half we came out a lot better and kept the ball a little bit better and we created a couple of chances where I felt we could have nicked it at the end with Browney’s volley.
“I think sometimes it might take 60 minutes in a game for the game to sort of open up and players to find space and get control of the game and I think we did that in the second half. It’s all about creating chances as well in the final third and finishing them off.
“I think it’s always good that we’re creating chances because there’s going to be a game where we score four or five.
“The main thing is putting them away, but we come away with a point and we’ve just got to keep improving.”
The winger has featured heavily since signing for the club last month and believes he is becoming more and more match fit as he gets additional games under his belt, and is now looking forward to every game – including next week’s trip to Wigan Athletic.
“Each game as it goes, I’m getting sharper. When you go to a new club, it takes time to settle in but I feel like I’ve settled in straightaway and on a personal note, it’s for me to keep going, keep scoring and doing as well as I can.
“I’m looking forward to any game, if it’s a local derby or if we’ve got to travel wherever. I’m still hungry and wanting to play and doing as well as I can for the team.”
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