Irish international midfielder Alan Browne has signed a new three-year contract with Preston North End.
The North End No.8 becomes the sixth senior squad member to agree new terms this summer, following in the footsteps of skipper Tom Clarke, Darnell Fisher, Paul Gallagher, Sean Maguire and most recently Paul Huntington.
The Cork-born player joined the Lilywhites at 18, in January 2014, and has already made over 150 appearances for the club, including 44 in Alex Neil’s first season at Deepdale.
Last season he swept the end of season awards, picking up the player of the year, players’ player of the year and goal of the season awards, the latter for his memorable strike from the half way line against Cardiff City at Deepdale.
The 23-year-old also became a regular for the Republic of Ireland during the last campaign and speaking after putting pen to paper on his new deal said that he wanted another year of progression in the 2018/19 season.
"I've probably progressed year on year and I've been rewarded with contracts at the end of most of those seasons so that's been really pleasing for me." he said.
"More so last year than any other I really kicked on and showed my true potential and carried that out.
"Last year was really pleasing for me but at the same time there are things I could have done better and in the coming season I want to try and develop my game even more, continue to progress and help to get the club to where we want to be."