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Preston North End To Sign Goalkeeper Michael Crowe

6 June 2018

Preston North End have agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper Michael Crowe on a two-year deal from the beginning of July.

The 22-year-old was called up to the Welsh squad for the first time in March, alongside the Lilywhites’ Chris Maxwell and will join up with Alex Neil’s side from the start of pre-season after ending his long stay in Suffolk with Ipswich Town.

Crowe will join current goalkeepers Declan Rudd and Maxwell in competing to be part of the matchday squad, with young 'keeper Mathew Hudson hoping to head out on loan.

The London-born stopper grew up in Norway, but qualifies for Ryan Giggs’ side and was called up for the recent China Cup, where fellow PNE man Billy Bodin also received his first international recognition, so the new man will have some familiar faces in the dressing room at Deepdale.

Speaking about the move, having agreed a contract until at least the summer of 2020, he said: “I am super excited to be here. Things have happened quickly. I was a bit nervous at the start of the summer that it might take a bit of time to get things finalised, but the club have come in and been good and everything has gone smoothly, so I am looking forward to getting going.

“The Championship is one of the hardest leagues in the world. There are a lot of games, a lot of tough games where it is so evenly matched, but hopefully we can push on this season, really step up and hopefully at least get into the Play-Offs.

“I am looking forward to getting into the dressing room. I have been at Ipswich for a long time, so I am ready for the new challenge and meeting new people. All the staff have been very welcoming and I can’t wait to get started in pre-season.”

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