Preston North End midfielder Paul Gallagher is looking forward to a defining mini eight game season that will decide the team’s fate this campaign.
The Lilywhites go into the final five weeks of the season sat on level points with the top six in the English Football League (EFL) Championship.
Preston are only out of the Play-Off places on goal difference and the No.12 feels that a refreshed squad can go on another good run during the remaining fixtures once again.
“I think the break has come at the right time for us. The last 12 games have been unbelievable for us, so put in a run of eight wins and four draws in this division is excellent," Gallagher said.
“The break has come at the right time; we have had a few knocks and bruises around the squad and people have had an opportunity to rest up around the squad. Those last 12 games were played with intensity and energy and we have now had a chance to recharge the batteries ready to go for these last eight.
“We have shown over the season that we can go on unbeaten runs. We did it once before the current one. The last time there were a few more draws in there, but this time we have managed wins, which has been important," he added.
"But if you look back to where we were in October, to have this opportunity to go into the last eight games with something to play for, with the chance of getting to the Play-Offs is fantastic. We have come so far in such a short period of time, it has been a great thing to be a part of. To see some of the young lads come through and play with no fear, has been a joy to watch.”