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Andrew Hughes To Stay With PNE Until 2025

19 January 2024

First Team News

Andrew Hughes To Stay With PNE Until 2025

19 January 2024

Preston North End can confirm an option has been exercised to extend Andrew Hughes’ contract for another 12 months.

The defender last signed a new deal at Deepdale in 2022 which extended his stay until later this year, and he will now remain a North End player until at least the summer of 2025.

Hughes, 31, first arrived in Lancashire in 2018 and has been used regularly when available, now just a few appearances away from hitting 200 for the club.

He said: “I’m over the moon with it. Just to have that peace of mind and to know I’ve got that extra year, I’m really happy with it.

“It’s my second home here. I’ve loved every minute of it so hopefully I can stay here as long as possible.”

The Welshman, who started his career with Newport County, has racked up 196 appearances for North End since his arrival from Peterborough United.

He’s scored seven goals during that time, including one this season – a header against Swansea City in August 2023.

Used predominantly as a left-back during his early days with the club, Hughes has shown his versatility by appearing at left centre-back and left wing-back.

Manager Ryan Lowe said: “I’m absolutely delighted for him and it’s great news for us.

“It’s important for us that we’ve got someone like him with us for another year. He’s been fantastic since I’ve been here and long may it continue.

“His performances, attitude and application have been different class so I’m really pleased his contract’s been extended for another year.”

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