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Potts: “I Feel At Home Here”

20 September 2021

Brad Potts said he feels right at home at Preston North End after signing a new deal with the club.

The 27-year-old’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season, but his new terms will now see him stay with the Lilywhites until the summer of 2024.

Speaking to iFollow, Brad said: “Obviously I’m absolutely delighted. There have been talks ongoing for a few months now so when I knew the club were wanting to extend my contract I just wanted to get things sorted as soon as possible, so I’m delighted.

“I’m going into my third season here now. I’m very settled, I’m close with all the lads and I know what the club’s about, so I feel at home here and I’m happy to be staying.

“I love it here; I feel at home. It’s probably been a bit up and down in terms of playing and getting a proper run and momentum for myself, but the staff and players know what I’m about and when I do play I always give 100 per cent so I’m just happy to be staying here.”

Potts first arrived at Deepdale in January 2019, joining the club from Barnsley, where he had earned promotion from League One.

Since arriving, the midfielder has gone on to make just short of 100 appearances in a PNE shirt, and some of his first games for the club, away trips to Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City, stick out in Brad’s mind as memorable moments.

“To be honest when I first signed it felt too good to be true,” he said. “My first few games I think I scored two on the bounce in both my away games and that’s probably my favourite time at Preston.

“It’s probably been a bit hit and miss but I want to get back to those levels and doing as well as I can and chipping in with goals here and there.”

Heading into the final year of his contract, Pottsy admitted there was slight uncertainty, but he stressed there was never a thought of leaving for anywhere else.

“It’s a strange feeling coming into your last year because there’s a bit of uncertainty,” he added. “But as soon as my agent and the club started speaking and I knew they wanted me here, and obviously speaking to the manager, there was no doubt I wanted to stay here.

“Like I said before, I love it here and I feel like there’s nowhere else I wanted to go and I’m just happy to continue being a Preston player.”

You can watch Brad’s full interview now on iFollow PNE.


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