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Preston North End FC Player Profiles

Posted 24th January 2015 at 04:43 pm

Matt Hudson first took his place in the first team squad in 2015 at the age of 16 in the fourth round FA Cup tie with Sheffield United.

The highly rated young 'keeper was on the bench for the game, and kept his place on the bench for the next round against Manchester United.

Though that was surely a memorable occasion, it wasn't until December that year that he made his professional debut.

Hudson was called upon in PNE's SkyBet Championship clash with Leeds United at Elland Road, after then goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was wrongly sent off in the first half.

With back-up 'keeper Chris Kirkland absent through illness, the 17-year-old was called upon by manager Simon Grayson and took to the field for the first team for the first time. 

After continuing to impress during the first half of the season, Hudson was offered his first professional contract in January 2016. 

Career History