New Deepdale contract for PNE keeper Mathew Hudson
Preston North End goalkeeper Mathew Hudson has signed a new two-year contract.
Although the 19-year-old has only made one appearance in the first-team, he is highly-rated at Deepdale.
The plan is to send him out on loan in the 2018/19 campaign to get a run of games under his belt.
He has been a regular in the squad over the last three seasons, providing cover as the second or third choice keeper.
Hudson's one senior appearance came as a substitute in a 1-0 defeat against Leeds United at Elland Road in December 2015.
Only a trainee at the time, the Southport-born keeper came off the bench after Jordan Pickford had been sent-off for handling outside the box - a red card which was later rescinded on appeal.
Hudson said: "I am really thankful for the opportunity and thankful that I have been offered this contract.
"I am looking forward kicking on now."