The German shot stopper made a lasting first impression at the Club during a pre-season friendly at Morecambe in July 2011 when he kept out a penalty in a second half performance – a trait that would become one of his trademarks - and he went on to a sign a short team deal three months later.
Stuckmann was thrown straight into the deep end against Rochdale in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and turned into an instant hero as he helped the Lilywhites win the penalty shootout to reach the next round.
Conceding only five goals in his first nine games at PNE, Stuckmann soon signed an 18 month contract to keep him at Deepdale until at least June 2013.
The Gutersloh-born keeper, who has previously played for Alemannia Aachen, Eintracht Braunschweig and SC Preussen Munster, made 32 appearances for the Club during the 2011/12 campaign.
His popularity with the PNE supporters saw the penultimate away game of the 2011/12 season at Oldham Athletic named ‘Thorsten Stuckmann Day’.