Preston North End youngster Adam O’Reilly is one of eight nominees for the League Football Education’s (LFE) Goal of the Month award for January.
🗳 | #pnefc youngster @Adam_o_reilly is one of eight nominees for @LFEonline’s Goal of the Month award for January! 👏— PNE Academy (@pnefcacademy) February 7, 2019
He’s been recognised for this wonderful strike in #PNEU18’s away win against Carlisle United. 🔝
More details ➡️ https://t.co/c106nDFapX #LFEGOALH pic.twitter.com/Hrp8VpOp1f
The Republic of Ireland youth international has been recognised for his wonderful strike against Carlisle United, finding the top right corner from distance following some neat build-up play, as the youth team sealed an emphatic 4-1 victory in Cumbria.
If successful in the LFE’s contest, which includes the best strikes from across the Academy leagues each month, Adam will be entered into a Goal of the Season contest come the end of the campaign.
It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks for the 18-year-old, who made his first team debut in the first team’s final match of 2018 by replacing compatriot Graham Burke late in the home draw against Aston Villa.
Adam followed that up by scoring his first goal at Deepdale in the FA Youth Cup win against Norwich City and then penning his first professional contract with the club later that week.
The Irishman now has six goals for the season and could be involved as the youth team return to Deepdale on Friday night in the FA Youth Cup fifth round tie against Bury; full details available here.