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Ryan Ledson: “Hopefully We Can Make It Seven!”

21 September 2023

Ryan Ledson is hoping Preston North End’s winning run won’t stop at six as they get ready for a trip to Rotherham United this weekend.

It’s been a remarkable start to the campaign for North End, who currently sit top of the Sky Bet Championship table with a tally of 19 points from just seven matches.

Since the opening day draw against Bristol City, PNE have won six in a row in the league, and Ryan doesn’t want that superb vein of form to end any time soon.

He said: “To win six on the spin, it’s the first time for me especially here at Preston, and obviously it’s been a long time since Preston won six on the bounce, but hopefully it won’t stop there.

“We’ve got a good opportunity on Saturday, and hopefully we can make it seven.

“Obviously we’re top of the league and we’re top of the league for a reason. We’ve won six on the bounce and hopefully we can make it seven.

“I think we’ve got four more games now until the international break so it’s about picking up as many points as we can and seeing where we are come then.”

Ryan Lowe’s side were also unbeaten at the same stage last season, but with eight fewer points due to the amount of draws in the opening month.

So far this term, the Lilywhites have had to find different ways to win matches, performing superbly in some while also having to withstand pressure in others.

Ryan said: “Maybe we’re just being a bit more basic, getting the ball forward a bit more, and winning second balls.

“I think just the lads in general – all the lads – even the lads who aren’t playing and coming on, we’ve got a solid squad.

“You see the lads who have come back and come into the team, it’s a good squad and with lads to come back as well.

“We’ve got Emil [Riis] to come back, we’ve got Ched [Evans] to come back. They’re two big players for us.

“We’ve got Keano [Will Keane] to come back as well who started brilliantly so there’s a real togetherness and a real good team spirit and that’s the main thing.”

It’s Rotherham United up next on Saturday afternoon, who have taken four points from their opening seven matches, and they head into the weekend following a 3-0 defeat at Millwall on Wednesday night.

North End have had some close affairs with the Millers in recent years, and Ryan is expecting the same this time round.

He said: “They’re going to be a physical team; they’re going to get the ball forward.

“They’ve got some good individual players so it’s going to be a tough game, but it’s about us and what we do.

“If we can carry on doing what we’re doing, especially away from home, then hopefully we can get three points.”

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