Speaking after winning the 2017 Sir Tom Finney player of the year award, Aiden McGeady stated his desire to return to Deepdale once his loan is over.
The Irish international winger collected the main trophy at the ceremony, presented on the pitch during the half-time of the community day in PR1, and said that whilst his future was out of his hands, he would love a return to a club where he has enjoyed his time.
“I get asked about my future a lot, but in all honesty, I don’t know what is going to happen in the summer, because I probably won’t have the final say,” he told PNE PlayerHD. “I’d like to come back because I have enjoyed it.
“It has been the best thing that has happened to me in the last few years.
“Before this I was forgotten about the last couple of years; I wasn’t playing at Everton, I didn’t play much at Sheffield Wednesday, but here I have played, I have enjoyed it, it has been great for me and I would like to come back, but it is out of my hands.”
McGeady was the runaway winner of the fan voted trophy and was proud to have collected the award named after another entertainer and winger.
“It is a massive accolade to be recognised for your performances over the course of a season. Ultimately you cannot do it on your own, you need the help of you team-mates and I wouldn’t be taking home any prizes without the help of the team.
“I am very proud to win the award.
“It is nice to be appreciated and to be wanted and the fans have taken to me. I have said in interviews before that they are very vocal and chant your name and that is great for me as it means I am doing something right.
“I have enjoyed playing my football here, especially at Deepdale. It has been great, I have had a lot of good games and the team has got some good results as well.
“Tom Finney was before my time, but I know he was a great player and you don’t become a Sir for nothing and it is an honour to pick up a trophy in his name,” he added.