Preston North End midfielder Ali McCann ready for next test with Rotherham United next up

Ali McCann is ready for the next test as Preston North End prepare to face Rotherham United in the Championship on Tuesday night.
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The Millers travel to Deepdale, 7:45pm, off the back of a 4-0 win over Reading at the weekend.

It is their first season back in the Championship, having finished runners-up in League One last season.

Ali McCann battles for the ball at Kenilworth Road.Ali McCann battles for the ball at Kenilworth Road.
Ali McCann battles for the ball at Kenilworth Road.
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They have spent each of the last six season either being promoted to, or relegated from, the Championship and will be hoping to end that run this season.

North End come into the game after beating Luton Town 1-0 on Saturday and McCann is happy for games to be coming quickly.

He said: “You just want to roll onto the next game and keep the momentum going which can be massive in a league like the Championship.

"If we can get a good result on Tuesday night to build on Saturday it could be huge for us.

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"We know it's going to be a tough game, they got a great result on Saturday, they won 4-0, so they're going to be high on confidence looking to do the same thing as us and build on their momentum.

"We need to be at it, it's never going to be an easy game against Rotherham, as long as we apply the same spirit and work ethic as we did on Saturday I'm sure we can come away with something.”

The Millers could be seen as being on the crest of a wave after their successes last season but McCann is looking more in-house.

He’s focusing more on what PNE can do under the lights, with the Bill Shankly Kop open for the game there will be Preston fans on each side of the ground.

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“It can be tough playing newly promoted teams but you've just got to focus on your own game rather than them.

"We're playing at home so we want to get a lot of the ball and put on a good show, and get three points.

"The fans against Hull City were class, hopefully we can get another night like that, especially playing under the lights on Tuesday.

"You see it online and it's brilliant, hopefully they can keep coming out in their numbers and we can give them some good results.”