Sean Maguire has signed a new three-year contract with Preston.
The 24-year-old only joined the club last summer from Cork City, but his transition to the Championship was seamless. He was key during the latter stages of the season in helping the club deal with the departure of Jordan Hugill who joined West Ham in January.
Maguire only returned from a serious injury in March, after a four month absence, but his goals helped them mount a serious play-off push, although they ultimately came up short because the finished two points adrift in seventh. They will be aiming to build on that after an impressive first season under Alex Neil.
He scored 10 goals and provided three assists in 24 league games, which saw him rewarded with a new contract to ward off potential suitors, so the club clearly sees him having a promising future with the team.
Here’s the tweet from the official account announcing the news:
— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) June 6, 2018
This is how Lilywhites fans reacted:
This makes me happy !
— L.D.G (@PNEGOINUP) June 6, 2018
Excellent news! #pnefc
— Seán (@pnedotie) June 6, 2018
Hero. Can’t wait for that tattoo ????????
— Grogan6 (@Grogan6) June 6, 2018
— Alex Bullough (@BulloughPNE) June 6, 2018
Sean Maguire signs new three-year contract with PNE. Could well be the best bit of business the club do this summer #pnefc
— Adam Lord (@AdamLordLM) June 6, 2018
Burke next ?
— ANNE-MARIE WILKIE (@AMSWILKIE) June 6, 2018
Your best piece of business this Summer
— Philip Game (@phil08game) June 6, 2018
Cork City fans were also pleased for their former player:
Yes seani !! ????????
— Shane ????????????⚪️⚫️ (@Shaneobrien2012) June 6, 2018
Brilliant! Go on Seani!!! ????????????
— Niamh166 (@barry_niamh) June 6, 2018
Main man. Go on Seani ????
— Evan ???????? (@FutbolEv_) June 6, 2018
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