Browney on ‘huge’ six-point week – NewsGroove Uk
Alan Browne described grabbing six points in back-to-back League games as “huge”, as the skipper led Preston North End to a stunning 3-2 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road.
The Lilywhites recovered brilliantly from the toughest starts, with Josh Sargent’s second-minute opener nullified by two strikes from Emil Riis either side of halftime, and Troy Parrott’s deflected cross snagged it. won late after Gabriel Sara briefly equalized.
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Speaking to iFollow PNE after the game in East Anglia, he said: “We would have liked to come here and keep a clean sheet, add to the clean sheet tally, but goals are what we’ve been missing all season and at to come to a place like this and have three, that’s huge for us.
“I hope the goals keep coming. Emil is getting back to that form of last season and if he can keep pulling us to wins like that then brilliant, because we were getting a bit boring with the 0-0 and six points in a week is a good accumulation of points.
“It was tough the first 10, 15 minutes, they had a few chances – beat us to be fair and they could have been two or three ahead. We made some adjustments within the squad and got to the Mountain peak.
“We created a really good goal and then went in front, got pushed back and finally got the winner. It’s obviously nice for us to score three goals in one game, it’s been a while, so we’re happy with the goals and the three points.
“As long as we win that’s all that matters, we’d take a 1-0 all day. Goals are what we lack so the more we can get and that can go with a win the better .
The No.8 persevered after being the target of a strong challenge from Sam Byram to his shin in the first half, just past Riis’ opening goal to equalise.
Browne explained that the belief grew in the first half but was always in high supply throughout the season, even amid several draws.
He continued, “We still have that belief. Even when we were drawing, we always knew how good we were.
“We lost a few games, we bounced back and I think we showed them a bit too much respect in the first 10-15 minutes because that’s when they probably overpowered us.
“You come to a place like this where they’ve just been relegated and you don’t have to show them a bit of respect, but once we calm the nerves and start playing our own football, we have got the upper hand and that confidence started to grow within the team and obviously the goals help too. Overall a nice afternoon.
The midfielder will now hope North End can continue their momentum during the midweek trip to Bristol City.
“It’s huge, six points in a week in this league, it’s hard to come by. We don’t want to jinx it, but we have a pretty good history against Bristol City so hopefully we get into that. game full of confidence, full of conviction and we will have to recover the boys well and the right to go again.
“If we can get another point even on the board then brilliant, but three points would be fantastic.”
Watch more from Browney on iFollow PNE.