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Pringle Happy To Net Equaliser In Testing Conditions

11 March 2018

Midfielder Ben Pringle was happy to notch his first goal for the club but admitted yesterday’s game was far from a footballing spectacle.

The Preston North End loanee equalised on 77 minutes with a well-taken finish, but admitted the conditions played a huge part in the game.

He said: “Everyone is pleased to get the draw but we know we can do better.

“We are happy to get the draw but we know we need to improve on the first half.

“I’m pleased to get my first goal, especially in a game that we needed to do well in so I’m pleased to get it.

“We felt we controlled the game in the second half. We feel we have the footballers in the game to play football but on pitches and in environments such as this one it’s not always easy.

“The pitches aren’t great but we need to play to the conditions. We have got the players to play football but it’s not about that at this time of year.

“We have just got to roll our sleeves up and try and get the points on the board.”

The goal was Pringle’s first for the club since he joined in January and he wants to add to that now.

“I think I need to get further up the pitch,” he commented.

“Those are my strengths, to score and create chances but in the conditions it isn’t always easy to do that so it’s pleasing to get the goal.”

And to score in front of 2,707 supporters was special: “They were at both ends which was the first time I’ve seen that,” he said.

“To shoot down down the end towards them gave the lads a big lift and it showed on the pitch when we got the equaliser.”

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