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Pottsy Pleased To Extend Away Form

4 November 2020

Brad Potts was pleased to play his part in the 3-0 away win at Reading as North End extended their unbeaten run on the road in the Championship this season to five games.

Potts sealed the three points with an goal in added time and speaking to iFollow PNE after the game, he explained how the team had a point to prove and were confident heading in to the game.

"Obviously we knew after a bit of negativity about our home form, we knew we had to come here and put in a performance and put it right and I feel like we've done that.

"Even though they are top of the league we knew if we implemented our pressing game and also on the ball, we would cause them some problems and I felt like we did that. In the second half, like the gaffer said it would, the game opened up and that's where we got our goals.

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Reading vs Preston North End Match Report

4 November 2020

"We work a lot on the training pitch about how we are going to play against other teams and I think we have found on away days we are probably set up better because teams come out and try and attack us and that maybe helps us in that sense. I think we got it right today and everyone to a man has done well.

North End's three goals came in the second half but they were made to work for their cleansheet in the opening 45 minutes, with two fine saves from goalkeeper Declan Rudd and a superb last ditch tackle from Jordan Storey denying the hosts.

On those key moments, Potts continued: "They have been clinical this season with their chances and we knew tonight that we had to limit them and thankfully Dec has pulled off a couple of great saves in the first half and kept us in it. With a clean sheet you have got a chance of winning any game.

"Jordan knows he should probably have done something differently when he was on the ball but he showed great speed to get back and what a tackle it was."

Potts was the third of three different goalscorers on the night and he was delighted to see teammate Emil Riis get off the mark for the club.

"Scotty always seems to find himself in those goalscoring positions and thankfully tonight he opened the scoring for us. I think when we went 1-0 up I fancied us on the counter to get another which we did.

"We know Emil is quality, he could run away from anyone in behind, so especially when they are attacking us we knew one thing we had to do was put it in behind for him and thankfully he got his goal because he deserves it.

On his own goal, Pottsy added: "On the counter attack they are putting loads of bodies forward and you do fancy us to get another goal and Barky showed great pace and obviously I'm thankful to him for squaring it and I'm obviously delighted to get a goal."

Watch the full interview with Pottsy on iFollow PNE now by clicking on the video at the top of the page.

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