Wales Hopeful Maxwell Pleased With Preston Form
Chris Maxwell was the first 'keeper signed by Simon Grayson last summer when he arrived from Fleetwood, however he wouldn't have been anticipated to be Preston's first choice this season, would he? As things stand this is certainly the case with him starting the last eight Championship matches after moving ahead of former Manchester United and West Brom 'keeper Anders Lindegaard in the pecking order
During this spell as Preston's no.1 only one defeat has been suffered, even then the two-one defeat against Newcastle was one PNE probably deserved something from. His own form is pleasing him but as Maxwell told the Lancashire Evening Post he's looking forward and not back.
'I`ve been really pleased with my form and like to think I have contributed towards the team doing well. We have had some very good results recently and want to keep that form going. I don`t tend to dwell on things too long and the focus now is on the games ahead and trying to build on what we have done in recent weeks.'
He went on to talk about the hard work being put in during the international break, which has seen a 'mixture of training and rest' with him working on things with goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly in the hope of 'improving' areas of his game, with improvement always wanted.
Maxwell was called into the pre-Euro 2016 training camp with Wales but wasn't able to go to France and wasn't (obviously) called up by the Welsh for these international matches, which he admitted he was 'a bit disappointed' by but knows the decision is Chris Coleman's to make.
'I was a bit disappointed not to be in the Wales squad this time. Fair play to the manager, he has got a settled squad at the moment.'
This is something he very much wants though, adding.
'Wanting to be involved with Wales adds fuel to the fire for me, it pushes me on to work even harder. My form with Preston is the important thing, anything on the international front will be as a result of what I do here.'