Preston North End defender Jack Armer signs his first professional contract

Preston defender Jack Armer has signed his first professional contract
Preston defender Jack Armer has signed his first professional contract

Preston North End defender Jack Armer has put pen to paper on his first professional contract.

The 18-year-old from Penwortham had been with PNE's academy since he was seven and was offered a pro deal at the end of his scholarship.

At Deepdale on Wednesday he signed a one year contract with the option of a further year.

Armer told North End's official website: "It's what I have worked for since I have been at the club which has been from the age of seven.

"I've just turned 18 and so I have worked for 11 years for this - so I'm really happy to get it done.

"I've always supported the club, my mum and dad support the club and so to finally have a chance to play for Preston North End is a dream come true."

Armer, a regular in PNE's youth team for the last two seasons, trained with Alex Neil's first-team squad a number of times during the campaign.

He is the third of this season's second-year scholars to sign pro terms, following on from Jack Baxter and Adam O'Reilly.