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Stuckmann Signs New Deal

19 June 2013

Thorsten Stuckmann has today put pen to paper on a new two-year deal at Deepdale.

The 2011/12 Preston North End player of the year’s current contract would have run out on 30th June, however, he has now signed until at least the summer of 2015.

The German stopper was originally signed by Phil Brown in November 2011, having been on trial the previous summer, and he soon became a firm fans’ favourite, helping the Club win a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy penalty shoot out on his debut at Rochdale.

Despite only being at the Club since November, he went on to sweep the board at the end of season awards, with the fans naming the final away trip to Oldham in his honour, wearing Thorsten Stuckmann masks!

Speaking about his new contract the Lilywhites’ custodian was looking forward to continuing his career at Deepdale, he said: “It feels really good, I was looking forward to this day since I have been back in Germany. I’m more than happy and I am looking forward to the season.”

Manager Simon Grayson added: “I think we are going to have some great competition between Stucky and Declan. It gives me great options in the goalkeeping area and I am sure, along with Steven James, under the tutelage of Alan Kelly, it will be a hard-working unit.”

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