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Experienced Kirkland Still Hungry For Success

12 August 2015

Goalkeeper Chris Kirkland is hoping his wealth of experience can benefit Preston North End after signing a one-year deal with the Club.

The former England international believes he can help the development of the younger players, but insists that first and foremost he is still as hungry as ever to be out there playing. 

“I’ve been around a while now, it only feels like yesterday since I was making my debut but anything I can do to help the Club I will do. 

“It’s a squad game these days, it’s not about individuals, so anything I can do to help anyone at the Club I am willing to do. 

“But personally I am still hungry and I’ve still got the desire to play otherwise I wouldn’t be here.”

The 34-year-old will start training with his new teammates on Thursday and is looking forward to improving his game further under goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly.

“I’m looking forward to working with the goalkeepers and Alan Kelly. I know about them as people and it will be good to work with Jordan Pickford and the others and anything I can pass onto them would be great.

"I’m looking forward to working with Alan as well and hopefully he can improve my game even more because you always keep learning, you’re never the finished article and I’m looking forward to that first session."

To hear more from Kirkland on his move to PNE, go to PNE PlayerHD for our extended interview with the 'keeper by clicking here.



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