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Emil Riis Signs New Deal Until 2025

29 October 2021

Preston North End are delighted to confirm Emil Riis has signed a new contract at the club running until 2025.

The Danish forward initially joined the Lilywhites in October 2020, signing a four-year deal, but he has now penned a new contract which will see him stay at Deepdale for an extra year.

Speaking after signing his contract, Emil said: “I know it’s only for another year than I already had but I’m really happy the club has shown confidence in me.

“It’s a great club and all the lads in the team are really good. Hopefully we can get some wins and get higher up in the table, but it’s an amazing club and I like everyone all around the club, there’s good people here.”

The 23-year-old, formerly of Derby County and Randers, has featured in every match so far this season in all competitions, averaging a goal every other game, with nine strikes in 18 matches.

Throughout the campaign, head coach Frankie McAvoy has been full of praise for the striker and he’s hopeful there’s more to come from the Dane.

Frankie said: “I think he’s done remarkably well this season and I’m absolutely delighted that he’s committed himself for a further year.

“He’s scored nine goals which is really pleasing and I’m hopeful he can start to get a lot more, but I think you can see the improvement in him and you can see his confidence increasing every match.

“We know his biggest strength is his running, his power and his pace, but to be an accomplished striker you need to add other strings to your bow and we’re working as a coaching team to try and enhance those attributes that he’s got.

“I’m just delighted that he’s signed an extension to his deal because I believe that he’s got the chance to develop here at Preston North End and I know that the fans have enjoyed watching him this season and hopefully there’s many more good days to come from him.”


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