Preston defender Andy Boyle out to 'spoil Newcastle's party'

Preston North End's Andy Boyle
Preston North End's Andy Boyle

Preston North End defender Andy Boyle is keen to put a dent in Newcastle United's party, when his side travel to St James's Park on Monday night.

The Lilywhites take on Rafa Benitez's Magpies on Monday night, with the game potentially having a massive say in who will be promoted to the Premier League this season.

Depending on Huddersfield and Reading's results this weekend, United could be promoted with a win over Simon Grayson's men.

And Boyle says his side will be in no mood to roll over.

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Speaking ahead of the match, the Irishman said: "They are one of the biggest clubs in the country and they will want to get promoted, but we'll be going to try and spoil the party.

Tommy Spurr of Preston is congratulated by teammate Jordan Hugill

Tommy Spurr of Preston is congratulated by teammate Jordan Hugill

"It's going to be a full house there and we want to go and give a good account of ourselves."

Teammate Tommy Spurr has echoed those sentiments.

And he wants his side to show a determination not to let there season wilt, despite having very little but pride to play for.

"It will be a huge game up at Newcastle," said the former Sheffield Wednesday, Doncaster and Blackburn man.

"There will be a big crowd and it’s on television.

"We need to build some momentum over these last three games, not allow the season peter out into nothing and finish lower than last year.

"As a team we have to be far better than we were against Norwich.

"They were a bit sharper than us, quicker to the ball and we gave it away too often.

"You can’t go turning the ball over as much as we did in the first half.

"It could have been five or six by half-time but at least we came out and gave it a go in the second half."