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Tom Discusses ‘Perfect’ PNE Loan Ahead Of Blades Test

27 April 2023

First Team News

Tom Discusses ‘Perfect’ PNE Loan Ahead Of Blades Test

27 April 2023

Tom Cannon feels he’s had a “perfect” loan spell so far with Preston North End and he’s now looking for the side to end the season strongly.

The 20-year-old arrived at PNE in January, for what is the first loan move of his career for his first experience of regular senior football.

That’s an opportunity he has grasped and the Everton striker has hugely impressed in the Championship, scoring eight goals in 18 matches.

Speaking to iFollow PNE, Tom said: “Since I’ve been here it’s gone dead quick.  

“I feel like since I walked through the door it’s just flown and I’ve fully enjoyed it. 

“From my perspective it’s gone perfectly, more than I imagined it would, so I’m very pleased with how it’s gone and obviously the focus now is on the last two games.

“To be fair, people probably looked at an U23 player coming to the Championship as a first loan as maybe tough, but I thought I’m going to come here and just relish it.

“I knew I had the trust from the gaffer and the staff and to get that was nice, and it gave me a real confidence boost. 

“Since I’ve been here I feel like I’ve done well and the goals have also played their part as well so it’s all good.”

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Match Preview: Sheffield United (A)

27 April 2023

North End have two games remaining of their Championship campaign, and they’ll be hoping that the results in those games will be enough to see them sneak into the Play-Offs.

Coming up on Saturday is a trip to take on Sheffield United – who sealed automatic promotion to the Premier League on Wednesday night – and then PNE will return home on the final day to face Sunderland.

Tom added: “Going into the last game with it all to play for would make for a great atmosphere at Deepdale and I’m sure the fans will be looking forward to it. 

“For us as players it’s something we want so hopefully we can go to Sheffield United and get the three points, and then come back to Deepdale for the last game of the season.

“Maybe they [Sheffield United] will go out and have a drink and we can capitalise on that, but fair play to them they’ve had a good season getting promoted obviously.

“They’re a very good side but we’re going to go there and just give it our all and see what happens.”

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