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Liam Says PNE Are Fighting For Each Other

15 February 2024

First Team News

Liam Says PNE Are Fighting For Each Other

15 February 2024

Liam Millar feels the current run of three successive victories shows the character of he and his teammates.

North End have come out on top against Ipswich Town, Cardiff City and Middlesbrough in the previous two weeks to help them close the gap between themselves and the top six.

The run of results has followed a period where the manager and the players were all keen to get the season back on track.

Liam said: “I think after the difficult period we went through a couple of months ago and to turn it around the way we have, I think it’s brilliant.

“It shows the character of the group. It’s an amazing experience for us at the moment and we just want to keep the momentum and take that into the derby on Saturday.

“It’s not always going to be pretty, is it? I think sometimes the most important thing is just getting the win and getting the result. I think that’s what we’ve been doing very well recently.

“We’ve all been fighting for each other and doing everything we can to get three points.”

It was the Canada international who broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute, taking a brilliant touch before sending a left-footed strike into the bottom corner.

The Basel loanee – playing at right wing-back in the absence of Brad Potts – was earning plenty of plaudits for the goal on social media, however he joked about his teammates weren’t giving him as much credit.

Liam said: “I don’t think I’ve played out on the right many times in my career. I was a little bit uncomfortable and haven’t played there before so I was just trying to ease my way into the game.

“I saw the ball fall at the top of the box, touch a good touch and the lads said I’ve shanked it but I haven’t! I’ve scored so it works out well. Haters will hate.

“I thought I got better [throughout the game]. The first couple of minutes were a little bit rough and then I got better as it went on.

“Like I said, I was a little bit uncomfortable but I think that’s something I wanted to do this season – to play out of my comfort zone a little bit and that’s what I’m doing.

“Pottsy’s injured and we need someone to play over there and if the gaffer needs me to play there I’ll play there. I’m not going to complain.

“I’ll just put my head down and do the work like I’ve been doing all season and just get on with it and keep trying to put in my best performances possible.”

Next up for North End is a Lancashire derby against Blackburn Rovers at Deepdale, as the Lilywhites look to do the double over their rivals.

Liam added: “I think we’re in a great bit of form and momentum right now, and I think that’s what you want going into a big game like we have on Saturday.

“The atmosphere will be unbelievable here on Saturday, I’m sure of it, and I think that’s what you want.

“You want to play in the big games, the derbies, and you want to compete. There’s not much more you can ask for.”

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