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Preston North End FC Player Profiles

Posted 28th January 2013 at 12:27 am

Having returned from being on loan at York City, defender Ben Davies started the 2014/15 season as North End’s first choice left back, fending off competition from the likes of Scott Laird and David Buchanan.

Davies is a former captain of the North End Academy team, with good leadership qualities and a tough tackle in his locker.

The then 17-year-old, made his senior debut in a two-all draw against Coventry at Deepdale and set up Nicky Wroe for a 60th minute equaliser in the process.

He then retained his place in the Lilywhites’ starting line-up for the following game against Shrewsbury Town and featured again at the home of eventual Play-Off winners Yeovil Town.

In the summer of 2013, the Barrow-born centre half put pen to paper on his first professional contract with the Club, a one year deal.

The defender was loaned out to Sky Bet League Two side York City for the 2013/14 season where he flourished under manager Nigel Worthington.

During his time at Bootham Crescent, the defender made 47 appearances as the Minstermen made the Play-Offs. Davies also won the club’s young player of the year award.

Davies signed a two-year extension to his contract with Preston in the summer of 2014 and featured six times for the first team.

He also spent little more than a month on loan at Tranmere Rovers.

After spending time out on loan again during the 2015/16 campaign, Davies will be looking to make an impression in the first team during the coming season. 

Career History