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Robbie Reacts To Worldie And Blackburn Rovers Comeback

18 February 2024

First Team News

Robbie Reacts To Worldie And Blackburn Rovers Comeback

18 February 2024

Robbie Brady feels North End’s ability to come from behind in matches is a “massive trait” to have, and shows the character of the group.

Preston North End had a job on their hands in Saturday’s Lancashire derby against Blackburn Rovers as the visitors went two ahead inside the opening 23 minutes.

It was the No.11’s superb strike which got North End back into the game before Emil Riis drew his side level, and that proved to be enough for a point.

Robbie said: “It’s a massive trait to have. We’ve got to believe in each other and how you can get yourselves out of situations when you go behind.

“We’ve shown that and the lads have been excellent throughout the season in showing that. We managed to do that again today so we take the point and move on.

“It’s just showing the character that we know we have. It’s a great bunch of lads in there and we’re all willing to fight for each other and work hard every day.

“To be able to show that and go and get the results we have done to get us back on track is brilliant for us.”

It was a stunning effort from Robbie which started the comeback, as he struck a beautiful left-footed shot right into the top corner for his first goal for the club.

The former Burnley man celebrated in front of the travelling Blackburn Rovers fans, and felt it was important to then go into the break level after Riis’ goal.

“I hit it well,” he said, about his goal. “It came back to me at a nice pace, and I managed to hit it well and it went in. I’m just glad to get off the mark now. I enjoyed my celebration; it’s been coming for a while that.

“The second goal was massive just before half-time to send us back in level. We needed to start the second half as we finished the first half and I think we did that.

“We pushed forward at them for the rest of the game and, I think with a little bit more energy we would have gone on to win it, but like I said it’s a good point in the end.”


Following the point and results elsewhere, North End sit ninth in the Championship and two points off the Play-Off places.

Going into the final 13 matches of the season, Robbie feels the belief has to be there within the squad that they can make it into the top six.

He said: “It’s the last stretch, it’s all about timing now. We want to hang in and stay around it. We’ll be looking to throw our names into the hat and push forward.

“You have to have the belief or there’s no point even turning up on a Saturday.

“You can see that with the reaction over the last few weeks, it’s been excellent, and like I said we’ll be giving it our all now for the last push and see where we end up.”

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