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Sam Delighted To Be Back

31 December 2015

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone was delighted to re-join North End on loan, after enjoying a successful spell at Deepdale last season.

The 'keeper was a key player in North End's promotion to the Championship and the 22-year-old is looking to continue from where he left off for the Lilywhites. 

"I'm delighted to be back, it's good to eventually come back and I'm glad I'm here and hopefully I can start playing some games. 

"I think everyone knows it was supposed to happen at the start of the season after a good end to last season but various things stopped it but I'm happy to be back now. 

"It's great to be around the team at Manchester United, they are the biggest Club in the world, but at the end of the day, I'm 22-years-old and I have to think about myself a little bit and I need to be playing first team football. I get to do that now in the Championship, which is a great league to play in."

Johnstone will have no problem settling in at North End, with the majority of the squad the same as when he left back in May, and the 'keeper feels that can only be beneficial to himself and the team. 

"Looking around the dressing room I think there's only two or three players that I don't know so that's good. 

"Last time I didn't know anyone here but I still settled in quite quickly, the lads are good, the staff are good but this time I already know them, and I know the defence, and I know Marnick Vermijl from United too so hopefully all is good this time around too. 

"My last game here for Preston was at Wembley, it only feels like it was only yesterday, it was a great day, but now we've got to kick on. I've seen the results that the lads have been getting recently and hopefully we can carry that on." 

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