Posted 17th July 2012 at 06:26 am
Manager Graham Westley did not take long to secure the signing of David Amoo after the winger departed Premier League Liverpool...
Amoo, who represented London as a sprinter in the English Schools National Track and Field Championships, started his career at Millwall, before leaving to join Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool in 2007 when he was just 16.
The pacey forward, who can play both upfront or on the right wing, impressed at Anfield, working his way through the Reds’ Academy and reserves sides, and was one of the stand-out players as Liverpool reached the FA Youth Cup Final in 2009.
Amoo signed a two-year professional contract with the Reds in 2010 and was named in Liverpool’s Champions League squad for the 2009/10 season.
Roy Hodgson gave the youngster his Liverpool debut, starting him against FK Rabotnicki in a Europa League third round qualifying game in July 2010.
The winger joined MK Dons on a one-month loan deal in January 2011, making three appearances for the side, before he joined Hull City on loan until the end of the season.
He made seven appearances for the Tigers, and scored his first ever senior goal, notching a late equaliser against eventual Championship winners Queens Park Rangers in a 1-1 draw.
Amoo joined Bury on loan for the 2011/12 season, initially on a one-month loan deal, which was later extended until the end of the season.
He made his debut for Bury against former club MK Dons, before scoring in his second appearance for the Shakers in a 3-1 win against Yeovil Town.
The 21-year-old scored the only goal in Bury’s 1-0 win over North End at Gigg Lane last season, and was a constant thorn in the Lilywhites’ defence for the return fixture at Deepdale in April, with Westley praising the winger’s performance that day in his post-match press conference.
And Amoo’s performance must have stuck in the Preston manager’s mind, with Amoo agreeing to join North End following the expiry of his Liverpool contract.