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On fire! Sean Maguire does it again with a brilliant winner straight off the bench

It was a good night for the Irish contingent in the Championship.

Bolton Wanderers v Preston North End - Sky Bet Championship On fire: Sean Maguire. Source: Stephen White - CameraSport

IRELAND STRIKER SEAN Maguire has done it again.

It was 1-1, he came off the bench and he found the back of the net to hand his side another win. Preston manager Alex Neil called on the 23-year-old to replace Billy Bodin in the 63rd minute against Bristol City at Deepdale.

With 69 minutes on the clock, he had his side 2-1 up, slotting home cooly off his left.

And to make it all the sweeter, fellow former Cork City star Alan Browne had bagged Prestonโ€™s opener โ€” another Irish name who has been making serious waves of late, and has been nominated for the PFA Fansโ€™ Player of the Month award.

The win moves the club to eighth in the table, level with Bristol and one point outside the play-off places.

Maguire is just back from a four-month injury layoff, one which he marked memorably on Saturday afternoon โ€” he sprung from the bench to score two late goals in a dramatic 3-1 turnaround against Bolton.

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Elsewhere in the Championship tonight, there was further joy for the Irish contingent with Conor Hourihane scoring Aston Villaโ€™s third goal in their 3-0 win over Sunderland.

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