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Pottsy Looking For Replica Of Previous Terriers Ties

23 December 2022

With Preston North End having beaten Huddersfield Town twice already this season, Brad Potts is hoping he and his teammates can put in a similar performance on Boxing Day.

PNE enjoyed their first victory of the season at the home of the Terriers in August, coming out 4-1 winners that night, with one of those goals coming from Brad himself.

Ryan Lowe’s side also took three points back home from West Yorkshire in October, when Greg Cunningham’s second-half header earned all three points.

Speaking to iFollow ahead of the Boxing Day clash, Brad said: “The cup game earlier on in the season was a really enjoyable one.

“I scored and it was a good game, and the league game was a good three points.

“I thought we played well in both games so we need to make sure we do that again on Boxing Day.”

On the cup victory, Brad added: “It was a really good night. I think there was a bit of pressure on it because I don’t think we’d won in the league yet or hadn’t scored either, so it was a really good performance.

“We scored four goals so we proved that we can do that.”

Huddersfield have had a change in the dugout since that cup clash, though, with Mark Fotheringham now in charge at the John Smith’s Stadium.

He hasn’t yet seen a major upturn in form, as his side sit bottom of the Championship table, but PNE will certainly not be taking them lightly come 3pm on Monday.

Brad said: “You see the results we’ve had recently and other teams, so I think anyone can beat anyone.

“It doesn’t really matter where you are in the league so we can’t underestimate them.

“We know it’ll be a hard game but we’ve just got to treat it like any other game as if we were playing someone at the top of the league or bottom of the league.

“It doesn’t matter because there’s no easy Championship game, so hopefully we can go to the game, do well and get a good result.”

Monday’s fixture is the start of a three-game week for PNE, with matches against West Brom and Stoke City to come on Thursday and the following Monday respectively.

Football is no stranger to a busy schedule at this time of year, and it presents an opportunity to pick up plenty of points.

“We know how relentless Christmas time is,” added Brad. “We’ve got a lot of games crammed into it, so that’s where the manager will probably make the most of the squad and maybe freshen it up for some games.

“Starting Boxing Day, hopefully we can get a good result and hopefully carry some momentum into the remaining fixtures.”

Watch Brad's full interview above on iFollow PNE.


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