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Browney Praises Away Following

4 November 2021

First Team News

Browney Praises Away Following

4 November 2021

Club captain Alan Browne enjoyed the ‘royal rumble’ which took place after the two goals scored at AFC Bournemouth and he’s hoping PNE can give the fans a chance to celebrate again on Saturday.

Over 300 supporters made the long journey south to the Vitality Stadium and were rewarded with a victory against the league leaders, and North End are back on the road against this weekend against Nottingham Forest.

With two allocations selling out, the last available tickets are now on sale for that fixture and the Lilywhites will be backed by around 2,000 fans at the City Ground.

Speaking firstly about the celebrations at Bournemouth, Browney said: “It was class. It was just a royal rumble in there, getting floored by bodyguards and security. It was just limbs everywhere; it was class.

“I think it [the City Ground] was packed out two or three years ago as well. We got a late enough winner and it was quite similar to last night, just bodies everywhere, so it’s good to see people make the journey off the back of a decent win. Hopefully we can put in a performance that makes it worth it.

"They’ve [Forest] been similar in the past few years, they’ve got a good team and don’t really do much with it. I’m confident going there that we can get the win, but it will definitely be a tough game."

PNE’s victory over the Cherries on Wednesday night came thanks to goals from Ben Whiteman and Ali McCann, while at the other end Daniel Iversen produced a fantastic save in the 86th minute to seal the three points for his side.

Head coach Frankie McAvoy had set his side up to allow Bournemouth to have the ball, which meant at times North End had to stay patient, but that allowed them to break and score two good goals.

Talking about how Frankie set the side up, Browne added: “He said to us they do well against back fives but we’re going to stick with it and kind of change how we normally go about things, so we had a different style of play, a different press.

“We sat in, we were hard to break down, but I think we needed to do that to beat them because the quality throughout their team is unbelievable.

“I don’t think they had too many chances, maybe one or two towards the end, but obviously Dan makes a superman save and I think overall we did well to get our two goals and did well to hold on to the lead.”

The victory was the first away from home in the Championship this season and with another trip coming so soon, North End’s No.8 is hoping they can create some momentum.

“To be fair I don’t think we’ve paid too much attention to our form away from home,” he admitted.

“We’ve been more worried about our performances so to put on a good performance and beat a team like that gives us belief and momentum, and I think you need that with a three-week game period so hopefully that can take us over the line to the next one.”

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