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Mads Enjoyed Himself In Coventry Win

24 February 2024

First Team News

Mads Enjoyed Himself In Coventry Win

24 February 2024

Mads Frøkjær enjoyed his Friday night in Coventry as the Dane played a starring role in Preston North End’s 3-0 victory.

Ryan Lowe’s side ran into a three-goal lead against the in-form Sky Blues, thanks to strikes from Emil Riis and Will Keane, as well as a Bobby Thomas own goal.

With an impressive lead at the break, PNE managed the second half well and remained comfortable to see out the win, which stretched the unbeaten run to six.

Mads said: “We enjoyed it very much. It was a good game, especially in the first half.

“We were all over them and second half we took it easy. We wanted to get home with the three points and the clean sheet, so it was good.

“I enjoy it when I have the ball, it’s much more fun with the ball than without it.

“I especially enjoy when we’re going a bit higher in the press at the moment, getting after people and winning the ball high up the pitch to create chances.

“It’s easier to create chances when the opposition are making mistakes so it’s good.”

Mads was initially credited with the third goal of the night on the club’s social media channels, however on second viewing it became clear he wouldn’t be keeping it, having gone in off the defender.

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He saw the funny side of that in his interview, while also praising his fellow countryman Riis for his form since returning from injury, having now scored four in four.

Mads said: “To be fair I hadn’t seen much of Emil since he left the Danish league so I didn’t know what to expect when he came back.

“I knew what kind of player he was like in Denmark. He seems to have built a lot of his game, especially with his back to goal.

“In the last few games he’s been class at holding the ball up, making cuts inside and outside and then laying the ball off, so he’s been class.

“I think it’s earlier than he expected himself and the team but the situation has been we needed him and he’s stepped up and been class.”

Almost 1,000 PNE fans were in dreamland as they saw their side net three times right in front of them, and they remained in full voice right until leaving the stadium.

“Celebrations with the away fans are class,” added Mads. “It’s always a bit different going away because the fans who come show a lot of pride and make a lot of noise.

“That’s not compared to at home, but it’s a different feeling. Especially to score the three goals in front of them was really good and pleasing.

“If we only scored once and kept a clean sheet I would also be happy.”


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