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The One And Only Issue 15: Birmingham City

13 January 2022

Ahead of the visit of Birmingham City, PNE’s Brad Potts told The One And Only all about his desire to kick on after his inclusion from the start in the last two games.

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Pottsy – our cover star on this weekend’s edition of The One And Only – is grateful for the renewed faith he’s been shown by new gaffer Ryan Lowe since he came through the door, but North End’s No.44 knows it’s up to him to show what he can do on the pitch to keep his spot in the side.

Speaking of when he found out he’d be operating in a right wing role at Stoke, Pottsy said: “On Saturday [before the game on Monday] just before we started training, the manager pulled me and said ‘I might look at you at right wing back’.

“To be fair I didn’t really expect it, but I was just like ‘yeah, fine, okay’. He knows I’ve played right wing and I actually played right back when I was coming through at Carlisle. I said I’d give it my best shot and that was kind of that really.

“It’s a strange position because you’re kind of in between two really, aren’t you?

“But it’s just one I’ve got to try and get used to as quickly as possible, and try and carry on from what it was like at Stoke.”

There’s no surprise that given the nature of his scissor-kick goal – his first strike for PNE since scoring a late equaliser against Norwich in April – it brought out huge celebrations to match.

But as much as the quality of the goal was the root of those, it was also a huge range of emotions which led Pottsy to dart off into the equally excited away end.

Brad said: “I think it was just relief that I’d scored and things went well. I wouldn’t change it, you just get caught up in the moment.

“You don’t know what you’re doing after you score, I’m sure the other lads will tell you.

“I was just really happy with how things went but that was only one game. It’s up to me to make sure I carry on performing.”

There’s plenty more from Brad in his full interview in the programme, as he discusses more about his days at full back with Carlisle, manager Ryan Lowe and the ongoings at his club, Newcastle United.

Also in the programme this weekend, Josh Harrop, Emil Riis, Joe Rafferty and Ched Evans take part in player features.

You can buy your copy of the programme from around the ground for £3.50 on Saturday, or alternatively order a copy to arrive to your home by clicking here.

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