Make Deepdale home, James

Darren Ferguson wants midfielder Matt James back at Deepdale next season.

The 18-year-old is on loan from Manchester United and has caught the eye with some impressive displays.

He's formed an effective central midfield partnership with Paul Coutts, one which Ferguson is keen to continue using.

Both James and Coutts have been on the scoresheet in the last two games.

James scored a cracker from 25 yards in the win over Nottingham Forest, while Coutts broke his duck in English football with PNE's second goal in the 2-2 draw against Sheffield Wednesday.

Ferguson said: "Bringing Matty back is a conversation I'll have to have with my old man. I would be keen on bringing him here full-stop but I'll have to see how he fits into their plans.

"He's only a kid but I've been really impressed with him.

"I think Matty and Paul complement each other very well.

"And we have good competition for places in midfield with Richard Chaplow and Darren Carter.

"Matty has taken to how we want to do things here straight away.

"Paul was with me at Peterborough so he knows how I want my teams to play.

"So it's been quite easy for those two to adapt here.

"The pair of them have really bright futures."

Full story in Thursday's Lancashire Evening Post

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