Date of birth
Republic of Ireland
Joe Rafferty joined Preston North End from Rochdale on 23rd January 2019, becoming PNE's fifth signing of the January transfer window.
Rafferty came through Liverpool's Academy and was with the Reds from the age of nine through to the age of 18, before joining Rochdale in 2012.
The defender went on to play over 250 games for Dale during his six and a half years at the club before leaving for Deepdale.
During his time at Rochdale, Joe helped the side finish third and win automatic promotion to League One in 2014.
Once at North End, Rafferty was steadily introduced to the Championship in the second half of the 2018/19 campaign, before playing a more important role during the following two seasons.
Raff has been used on either side of a back four during his time at Deepdale, and opened his account for the Lilywhites in an away game at Swansea City in 2019 with a long-range strike.
The 25-year-old has represented Republic of Ireland at youth level, featuring twice for the U18s and once for the U19s.