Robbie Brady has enjoyed an “excellent” few days training with Preston North End and he’s now looking forward to the new season after officially joining the club.
The Republic of Ireland international joined the North End squad for pre-season training last week, having been given the opportunity by manager Ryan Lowe.
Speaking to iFollow, Robbie said: “I’m delighted to get something done and I’m just excited and really looking forward to getting going and hitting the ground running.
“It’s been excellent coming into a good group. The manager phoned me a couple of weeks ago and I’ve really enjoyed it since I’ve come in.
“The lads have all been more than welcoming. The people around the place are all friendly and it made me feel comfortable so I’m delighted to be here and I’m looking forward to a good season ahead.”
Having come in the early stages of pre-season, a lot of the time spent on the Euxton training pitch so far has involved lots of running.
There has, however, been plenty of football involved too and Robbie has been impressed with the quality of his new team-mates.
Robbie added: “Training’s been tough to come in to. There’s been a little bit of football thrown in amongst the running, so it’s been a tough week, but you can see that we’ve got a lot of quality here and if all things go well there should be a good season ahead.
“It was a big factor for me to come in, to get a full pre-season under my belt. It’s what I spoke to the manager about it before I did come in, and like I said it was a good time when I came in and we’ve had a good week’s work now and I’m ready to crack on with the rest of the pre-season.”
Considering Robbie’s left foot as one of the best outside of the Premier League, manager Ryan Lowe is a big admirer of the experienced international.
Most likely to be used at left wing back, the 30-year-old is looking forward to getting started.
Speaking about the manager, he said: “He’s been spot on with me. He just spoke to me and assured me on different things, assured me that I would enjoy it first and foremost, and he’s not lied since I’ve come in.
“I’ve got on with everyone and like I said I’m just ready to go now.”
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