Date of birth
Midfielder Ben Pearson joined Preston North End in January 2016, signing for an undisclosed fee from Manchester United.
The Oldham-born player, signed a two and a half year contract at Deepdale until the summer of 2018.
Ben took up the No.4 shirt upon arrival at Deepdale, and made his debut the day after completing his signing, going straight into the starting Xl against Bristol City on Tuesday 12th January 2016.
The 21-year-old spent the first half of the 2015/16 season on loan at Barnsley, after initially joining them on loan in January 2015. In that time, the young midfielder has gained valuable experience in competitive football, racking up 50 appearances for the Tykes.
Pearson started his career in the youth ranks at Manchester United, and remained at the Club before joining the Lilywhites.
The midfielder also represented England at youth level, from the U16s through to the U20s, making a total of 18 appearances for the national side.
Pearson made 15 appearances for the club in the second half of the 2015/16 season, but it was in September 2016 where Pearson broke in to the starting Xl and he went on to make 32 appearances after coming in to the side against Bournemouth in the League Cup.
The midfielder has become a key player under Alex Neil, and was a vital part of the squad that finished seventh in 2017/18, making 35 appearances before going on to feature 32 times during the 2018/19 campaign.