Preston North End are delighted to announce Brad Potts has signed a new contract which will keep him at Deepdale until at least 2026.
The 29-year-old, who has excelled at right wing back since manager Ryan Lowe’s appointment, was due to be out of contract at the end of the current season, but has now agreed a deal to stay for an additional two years.
Brad has made 178 appearances for North End since his arrival in 2019, and has played a key role in the side’s unbeaten start to the Sky Bet Championship season.
Brad said: “Obviously coming into the last year of your contract can be quite a difficult time if you want to get some security so I was over the moon to get it done.
“I love it here and I’ve never wanted to leave.
“I feel like I’m probably playing more with a smile on my face than I ever have to be honest with you.
“I want to stay here for as long as I can and that’s why I signed the contract.”
It’s been a brilliant few months for PNE’s No.44, having played every minute of the impressive league campaign so far, while individually winning two EPIC Risk Management man of the match awards, as well as the PFA Goal of the Season award.
Away from the pitch, Brad has also become a father in recent weeks, and he admitted family life had a part to play in his want for stability.
Before his arrival at Deepdale, the former Barnsley and Carlisle United player had previously been utilised in midfield, but under Ryan Lowe he has featured almost exclusively at right wing back.
The manager said: “I’m really pleased Pottsy’s going to be with us for the long haul. He’s well worthy of this new deal.
“Ever since I came through the door he’s been fantastic and he’s really made that right wing back position his own.
“He’s worked so hard and taken it upon himself to develop in that role, and we feel he’s still getting better and there’s still more to come.
“I’ve always said if the lads do good by me and the football club then we’ll do good by them, and with the way Pottsy’s been performing every week there’s no doubt he’s earned a new contract.”