Dave Seddon and Tom Sandells pick their Preston North End team of the decade

As the decade comes to a close, Dave Seddon and I look at who we would pick for a Preston North End 2010s XI.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 5:22 pm
Updated Friday, 29th November 2019, 8:08 pm
Preston North End celebrate ending the play-off curse, winning the League One play-off final at Wembley in 2015.

The decade started with relegation, had a Wembley win in the middle and is ending with a table topping team pushing for promotion. Here's our attempt to pick the best XI from the last 10 years..

Though not in PR1 for long, you could immediately tell Pickford was a different level to what we'd seen at Deepdale for quite some time. Was an England international one year after being recalled from his loan.
Not only did he put the ball in the Blackpool net, but Tom Clarke has been a real leader of men since arriving at the club. A warrior, he's played over 200 times in six years and captained PNE to promotion at Wembley.

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Another stalwart at the back for PNE, 'Hunts' joined in 2012 from Yeovil and has more than 200 games in blue and white behind him. As dependable and committed as they come, with a goal at Wembley to boot.
A product of the PNE Academy, Davies is going from strength to strength year on year. Composure and class in abundance, his ability on the ball doesn't sacrifice his ability to have a real battle with strikers.
Was brought in on a free from Bristol City and then made the left back spot his own. Consistently up and down the left side in his three years at North End before a 4m move to Premier League Cardiff.
An eye for the spectacular and is simply unplayable on his day with record-setting pace, not to mention is tireless work rate. Barkhuizen has two Championship player of the month and two goal of the months awards so far.
A revelation in the PNE midfield since that goal against Aston Villa at Deepdale (above). Pearson's tenacity and guile is matched by his ability to dictate and control a game. All action and one of the best in recent memory.
Difficult to sum up in such few words but Gallagher will go down as a legend at PNE. Seemingly timeless, his class on the ball has been unmatched over the past decade. Able to produce moments of magic from dead balls.
Clinical as he won player of the year in League One in North End's promotion season, Garner would take the game by the scruff of the neck. A PNE fan that won at Wembley playing for his team.
18 goals in just 31 games after joining on loan in January of 2015 rocketed PNE to play-off success. He scored from 40 yards in the semi final before netting a hat trick in the final, formed a deadly partnership with Garner.
Developed massively during his time at PNE and left as one of the best forwards in the division. Could play all across the forward line and create something from nothing before being sold for 7m to Sheffield United in the summer.