Patrick Bauer says he will put all sympathies aside in the search of three points, when North End take on his former side Charlton Athletic at Deepdale on Saturday.
The Lilywhites will be looking to put in a good home performance and pick up the three points to build on last weekend’s point away at Blackburn Rovers.
Speaking to iFollow PNE, Patrick said: “It [Charlton] was the club I spent four good years with. Obviously we’ve played at their place already, but there are no sympathies in this game, I just want to get the three points.
"All the boys, the manager, the staff want to get back to winning ways at home, we lost the last two [at home] in the league and we want to get the three points again.
“We’ve showed good form over the season at home and we really want to get back to winning ways. We are tenth in the table right now, but we are not far away from the Play-Offs. Let’s get some momentum with the team, that’s what we’re trying to do.
“I think it’s a very exciting time for Charlton ahead. The owners seem to be very exciting with the project. I’m happy for them and I wish them all best for the future obviously. But like I said, I want to win the game on Saturday, but I think there will be some chats with the boys after the game as well.”
Bauer returned to the North End side on Saturday against Blackburn, having been battling with illness in recent weeks.
On his return, he continued: “I was out for almost two weeks with an illness. I think the first game after illness is always a tough one, but I hope for Saturday that I will be in an even better condition. We are preparing for Saturday’s game already and we are excited for it.”
Reflecting on the game itself, the German defender felt the weather heavily affected how it played out.
“Obviously, the conditions weren’t great,” he said. “I thought the pitch wasn’t in a very good condition with the rain.
"It was a real derby game. I think it wasn’t really pretty to watch but, in the end, we are happy about the point. I think it was a fair result.”
Watch the full interview with Patrick on iFollow PNE now by clicking on the video above.