Preston North End are delighted to confirm Josh Seary has signed a new contract with the club.
The young defender, whose deal was due to come to an end this summer, will now stay at Deepdale until at least the summer of 2025.
Josh, 19, made his professional debut for North End in August 2023 in a Carabao Cup first round clash against Salford City.
On the new deal, Josh said: “I’m over the moon really. I feel at home here so I’m just glad it’s all done really.
“I’ve got to thank the gaffer and the club for showing faith in me. Hopefully I can repay the faith by playing as many games as I can and showing the fans what I can do, hopefully before the end of the season.”
The right-back signed a scholarship with the club in June 2021 and at the same time agreed a professional deal which would be triggered once he turned 17.
Josh went on to feature heavily for the youth team, especially during the 2021/22 campaign when he helped them lift both the Youth Alliance League and Cup trophies.
The defender, who has represented Republic of Ireland at youth level, has been training with the first team all season and Ryan Lowe has recently said there may be a chance for him to feature again before the campaign is done.
The manager said: “He’s deserving of this new contract because he’s performed well every day in training.
“He’s a great asset for the club. He’s a young, enthusiastic player who’s been fantastic.
“He’s learning on a daily basis and as long as he keeps listening and learning, we believe he’s got a bright future here at Preston North End.”