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Loan Watch: September 2022

21 September 2022

First Team News

Loan Watch: September 2022

21 September 2022

With the international break upon us, we took a look at how PNE players currently out on loan have been doing so far this season…

Midfielder Adam O’Reilly has been enjoying life away from Deepdale, becoming a key player for St Patrick’s Athletic since his move in January.

After being named the club's Player of the Month for July, the diminutive central midfielder scored his first professional goal at the end of August in a 3-1 victory over Bohemians, while he also featured in Europa Conference League qualifiers for St Pat’s.


In recent weeks, Adam and his teammates have closed the gap on third place, which would see the side again reach the qualifiers for European competition.

The 21-year-old’s performances in club football have also earned him a first call-up to the Republic of Ireland U21 squad for their upcoming European Championship Play-Off tie against Israel.

Fellow midfielder Aaron Bennett has also been doing well away from Deepdale since joining National League side Altrincham at the beginning of August.

The 18-year-old started life brilliantly with Alty, being named man of the match on his debut against Maidstone United.


He then earned the same accolade in a home draw against Yeovil, before opening his account in an away game against Boreham Wood as he superbly beat a defender with a stepover before then scoring with the outside of his boot.

Aaron – who has played as a No.10 and also on the right wing – scored an even better goal a week on, finding the top corner from 20 yards.

In the division below, Lewis Coulton has spent the campaign so far with Chester in the National League North.

Coulton has featured on the left of a back four for Calum McIntyre’s side, making seven appearances so far this term.


A hamstring injury kept him out for a short while in August, but now back fit, he’ll be hoping to help his side push on from their current mid-table position.

Elsewhere, in the Northern Premier League, Harry Nevin and Josh Seary have been featuring regularly for their loan clubs.

Nevin joined Stafford Rangers earlier this month and, despite featuring mainly as a central defender for PNE’s youth team, he has been utilised at right back for Stafford.

His performances have caught the eye, particularly in last weekend’s victory over Radcliffe, when he was awarded man on the match.

Stafford sit second in the division at the time of writing, but the teenager will miss their next couple of fixtures while he features for Republic of Ireland U19 in their European Championship qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Seary has not been selected for an Ireland youth team for the current break and will stay with Warrington Town, who currently sit ninth in the table.


The right back has been almost an ever-present for the Yellows so far this season, and appears to be enjoying his first real taste of regular senior football.

He’ll be hoping to continue his fine form before his loan deal is set to come to an end on 12th November.

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