Date of birth
Having returned from being on loan at York City, defender Ben Davies started the 2014/15 season as North End’s first choice left back, fending off competition from the likes of Scott Laird and David Buchanan.
Davies is a former captain of the North End Academy team, with good leadership qualities and a tough tackle in his locker.
The then 17-year-old, made his senior debut in a two-all draw against Coventry at Deepdale and set up Nicky Wroe for a 60th minute equaliser in the process.
He then retained his place in the Lilywhites’ starting line-up for the following game against Shrewsbury Town and featured again at the home of eventual Play-Off winners Yeovil Town.
In the summer of 2013, the Barrow-born centre half put pen to paper on his first professional contract with the Club, a one year deal.
The defender was loaned out to Sky Bet League Two side York City for the 2013/14 season where he flourished under manager Nigel Worthington.
During his time at Bootham Crescent, the defender made 47 appearances as the Minstermen made the Play-Offs. Davies also won the club’s young player of the year award.
Davies signed a two-year extension to his contract with Preston in the summer of 2014 and featured six times for the first team.
He also spent little more than a month on loan at Tranmere Rovers.