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PNE Land Jack Whatmough On Three-Year Deal

2 August 2023

First Team News

PNE Land Jack Whatmough On Three-Year Deal

2 August 2023

Preston North End are delighted to confirm Jack Whatmough has joined the club on a three-year deal.

The central defender, who left Wigan Athletic last week, will go straight into contention to feature in the opening match of the Sky Bet Championship season against Bristol City.

Jack will take the No.26 shirt and becomes the club’s sixth new addition of the window.

Speaking after signing, Jack said: “I’m over the moon. From the first moment I knew there was interest it was something that I wanted to get done as soon as possible. I’m really happy that it’s done.

“I just had a conversation with the gaffer there and I’m just looking forward to training now with the lads and starting the season and seeing where it can take us.

“No matter what level you’re at you want to test yourself and prove to people that you’re worthy of being at that level, and that’s what I want to do.

“I want to prove that I’m worthy to play Championship football. I think this club’s the perfect fit for me and one that I’m really excited for.”

Jack came through the Academy with Portsmouth and went on to feature 136 times for Pompey during a 13-year stint with the club.

The defender then moved on to join Wigan Athletic, where he won the club’s Player of the Season award in the 2021/22 campaign as the Latics earned promotion to the Championship.

Manager Ryan Lowe said: “I’m really pleased Jack’s committed to us because there were several clubs interested in him as everyone probably knows.

“Once we knew Jack was available and we’d spoken to him, we were really keen to get it done and I’m happy we’ve got him on board.

“He’s a footballing centre half who can play out from the back with a good range of passing and most importantly he’s a solid defender.

“He’s got plenty of experience and he adds to our competition in the backline which is what we want ultimately.”

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