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Lukas Nmecha Believes He Can Achieve ‘Something Good’ With PNE

9 August 2018

Preston North End’s newest recruit, Manchester City forward Lukas Nmecha, feels he can have a successful season at Deepdale.

The England U21 striker signed a season-long loan deal with the Lilywhites on transfer deadline day and can’t wait to get started.

Speaking to iFollow PNE after putting pen to paper he said: “I really believe we can do something good here this year and that’s why I decided to come.

“I watched the team last season and I watched the pre-season game against West Ham. We play really good football; we play through the thirds and we play 4-3-3, which is what I am used to and in terms of ticking boxes, this was the only club I was looking at.

“I want to get out there and show the fans what I am about. They want to see a goalscorer and I hope to feed off the crowd and once I start scoring it is going to be all good!”

There were plenty of options for the new No.45 in terms of clubs to join, so what made his mind up to join North End?

“Alex Neil has been a big part of my decision to sign,” he continued. “He is very passionate about the game and I am excited by the style of play that the club have been playing.

“This season we can go a long way. We play great football and I am here to add goals to the team. I am here to develop and give the club the best I can.

“We also have a really good midfield here and that is another of the big reasons that I have signed – for the service.”

Over the summer he was part of the England U21 set up that won the Toulon Tournament and he feels he can use those experiences in his stay in PR1 too: “There are a lot of great players in that team. I was just one of the younger ones coming through, but I learned a lot and hopefully everything I learnt I can put into practice here.

“I am here to improve wherever I can, whether that is coming short, going long or scoring goals. It is about getting better for me and putting the team in the best position we possibly can.

“As a player you want to make an impact and I am going to work my hardest and do my best to do that here.

“The pitches and the facilities here are really good and I can’t wait to start. Brandon signed the other day, who I know, and having someone you know makes it easier to settle it.

“But the manager has told me that everyone is really welcoming, so I can’t wait to get to know everyone and get started,” he added.


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