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PNE Bring Liam Millar In On Loan

1 September 2023

Preston North End are delighted to confirm Basel attacker Liam Millar will join the club on loan until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

Liam, 23, has spent the previous two years with the Swiss top-flight side since his arrival from Liverpool in July 2021, making 98 appearances and scoring 13 times.

The versatile winger is also regularly called up to feature for the Canada national team, with 21 caps to his name, including one at the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Belgium.

Speaking after joining PNE, Liam said: “I’m buzzing to be here. It’s been a stressful couple of days but I’m happy to get it over the line and to get ready to go.

“I had a good chat with the gaffer. I like everything that he said to me and everything that comes with the club, so I’m excited to be here and excited to get going.”

During his time with Basel, Liam has earned experience on the European stage, having featured in the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Earlier in his career, the Toronto-born winger had temporary spells away from Liverpool with Kilmarnock and Charlton Athletic.

Liam will now take the No.23 shirt at Deepdale and will have to wait until after the international break for his PNE debut.

Manager Ryan Lowe said: “We met with Liam back in March regarding him coming on a loan deal this season and we had a lot of things in place, but then the goalposts changed a little bit.

“Ever since we knew he was available, though, he’s one who’s been high on our radar.

“I watched Liam as a young boy when he was at Liverpool and I’ve kept an eye on him since he moved on.

“He’s had a couple of fantastic seasons in Basel playing European and international football, so he comes with great pedigree.

“He can play anywhere across the top end of the pitch, so we’re really excited to have him because he’s going to be a breath of fresh air for us.”

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