Preston North End scholar Josh Brownhill has been nominated for Apprentice of the Year at the 2014 Football League Awards.
The talented midfielder burst on to the first team scene as a 17-year-old earlier this season, after impressing in Nick Harrison’s Academy setup and he has repaid the faith shown in him by Simon Grayson with some fantastic performances and goals.
The North End No.30 made his debut from the substitute’s bench against Oldham Athletic in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on the 8th October 2013 and after a similar cameo against Crewe Alexandra, he made his first start away at Gillingham – and scored the winning goal, in a 2-1 victory.
Since then, Brownhill has went on to earn regular starts for PNE, featuring 17 times in the 2013/14 campaign to date and notching an additional two goals against Crawley Town and Carlisle United – the second of these, winning the Preston North End Goal of 2013 Award, after a 13 pass move in which every outfield player touched the ball at least once.
The former Manchester United trainee has started in the Lilywhites’ last three matches; two of which, have been against Championship opponents and he is now seen as a key cog in Preston’s promotion chasing machine.
Everyone at Preston North End would like to congratulate Josh on his nomination and we wish him well in his bid to win the award.