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Josh Harrop Commits Future To The Lilywhites

27 August 2020

Preston North End midfielder Josh Harrop has agreed a new contract, extending his stay until at least the summer of 2023.

The 2017 acquisition from Manchester United, has put pen to paper on a new deal, which was due to end next summer. He is closing in on 100 appearance for the Lilywhites, despite having missed almost a year through injury.

The 24-year-old came through the Old Trafford ranks, scoring in his one and only game, given his debut on the final match of the 2016/17 campaign by Jose Mourinho, before moving to Deepdale that summer.

After injuring his cruciate ligament in 2018/19, he returned to full fitness for the start of last season and went on to make 36 appearances, scoring eight goals and is hoping the best is yet to come after signing on the dotted line.

Speaking on the contract, the PNE No.10 said: "I'm delighted to sign a new deal here, I can't wait to kick on now and show what I can do and do my best for the club.

"I feel like I understand the league a lot more now, I have been involved in it for a couple of years now and I just want to show the fans the best version of me, I want to excite them and score some goals this season."

Manager Alex Neil added: "Everybody has recognised that we had a lot of players with one year left on our deal. What we have tried to do, and need to do, is get ourselves through that list of players and get them tied down.

"Although we didn’t reach our end goal last season, this squad has given us a great platform in being competitive at this level and like always you want to keep the nucleus of that squad and build on it and Josh has been a part of that group.”

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