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Alan Browne secures new Preston North End deal

The former Cork City youth player has impressed in the Championship and his performances have earned him a new deal with the club.

ALAN BROWNE’S FORM for Preston North End has been recognised with a new three-and-a-half year contract.

The 20-year-old Cork native has been a key player for Simon Grayson’s side this season, making 29 appearances in the Championship, scoring two goals and he believes that clinching a new contract is a sign of his progression at Deepdale since joining from Cork City in 2014.

“I have signed a couple of new contracts in my short time here and I think it just shows my progression,” Browne told the official club website.

“The period last year where I wasn’t playing was a big part in my career, I had to keep myself focused and ready for any chance that has gone.

“This season it’s been easier for me being around the squad more. It has been good for me and I am looking forward to the rest of the season now.”

The new contract sees Browne’s future at Preston secured until 2019 and it is the latest boost for the midfielder following the news that he will link up with Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland squad for training while on duty for the Under-21s at the end of March.

Browne is one of a number of Irish players plying their trade with Preston, with former Manchester City defender Greg Cunningham and ex Sligo Rovers striker Eoin Doyle at the club.

Preston currently lie in 10th position in the Championship, with 52 points from 37 games.

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