Preston North End player Tom Bayliss is hoping to stake his claim for a place in the starting XI having got over his recent injury troubles.
The 21-year-old suffered with a number of ankles injuries throughout the last campaign, although near the end of the season, Bayliss started to show the talent that he had on offer.
Now, Preston will be hoping he can be a key part of their future moving forward and help them finally get into the top six of the Championship and push for a place in the Premier League.
Bayliss has expressed that he’s looking to kick on this season, and is hoping to be in the starting XI when the Lilywhites open their campaign on September 12th.
Speaking to Lancashire Live, Bayliss said: “I was picking up things all along the way and I was unfortunate to get injuries.
“That’s football sometimes, you get a knock, that happens. But it’s the way you come back and hopefully I can kick on in this pre-season, start the league and kick on from where I left off last season.”
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Bayliss is a great young player and as he still has age on his side, there’s no reason why he can’t go on and become a really good part of Preston’s team over the coming years and under Alex Neil.
He’s got a lot of energy and talent, but he has to try and keep himself injury free for a full season to give him the beneficial amount of time to develop and showcase the talents he has under his belt.
Bayliss will now hope to have a good pre-season, and hope that leads to a starting berth in Neil’s team on a regular basis.