EX-FOXES IN BOX ARE IN SYNC AGAIN

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS -

DE­SPITE a long-term in­jury to top scorer Joe Gar­ner, Preston for­ward Paul Gal­lagher is con­fi­dent his side will not be short of goals once he reestab­lishes his strike part­ner­ship with Jer­maine Beck­ford.

The pair made 26 ap­pear­ances to­gether over two years at Le­ices­ter City, with Beck­ford re­cently join­ing the Li­ly­whites on loan from Bolton for the rest of the sea­son.

Gal­lagher is cur­rently in his sec­ond sea­son on loan at Deep­dale from Nigel Pear­son’s strug­gling Premier League out­fit, and the 30-yearold in­sists his fel­low for­mer Fox can help North End achieve pro- mo­tion this cam­paign.

“I played with Jer­maine quite a lot at Le­ices­ter and when peo­ple know what you’re go­ing to do it’s a lot eas­ier,” said for­mer Black­burn Rovers hit­man Gal­lagher.

“He’s come in and set­tled into the squad quite nicely and it makes it a lot eas­ier when you come into a club where you’re do­ing well.

“We’ve lost a few on the bounce, but good teams come back and win a few on the bounce and that’s what we’ve done.

“We want to try and achieve some­thing here and pro­mo­tion has al­ways been the word, so los­ing Joe is a big blow for us but we’re try­ing to do things out there.”

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