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PNE Sign Josh Onomah

31 January 2023

First Team News

PNE Sign Josh Onomah

31 January 2023

Preston North End are delighted to confirm Josh Onomah has joined the club on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old midfielder arrives at Deepdale with a wealth of experience in both the Premier League and Championship, playing for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.

Josh – a former England youth international – has also experienced promotion into the top flight on two occasions with Fulham.

Speaking after signing, Josh said: “I’m someone who enjoys football and I believe if a manager shares that same interest then that’s something that will definitely persuade me to come.

“He’s told me his philosophy and everything he does, and that’s made me want to come.

“I can’t wait to meet all the lads and get straight to it straight away, and I can’t wait to start playing football again.

“I think at this stage of my career it’s very important and I believe I can do that here with the players’ help and the gaffer.

“He’s spoken to me about it and he’s someone I trust, and I believe he can get me playing my best football.”

Josh has spent the first half of the campaign with Premier League outfit Fulham but, with game-time limited, his contract with the club was terminated by mutual consent earlier today.

The self-described box-to-box midfielder will take the No.17 shirt at PNE and could make his debut for the club this weekend when Bristol City come to Deepdale in Championship action.

Manager Ryan Lowe said: “I’m really pleased to get Josh through the door. He came on our radar earlier in the season and he’s someone who arrives with experience of promotion out of the division.

“He’s a big, powerful, strong attacking midfielder, and once we knew he was going to be available, we acted very quickly to get the deal done to beat numerous clubs to his signature.

“We’re aware he hasn’t played many minutes this season, but we’ll get him up to match speed and I’m sure he’ll be a real coup for us.

“I’m hoping we can help Josh get back to his best and he’s now got the opportunity to earn a longer contract with us.”

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