Former Preston North End, Wigan and Burnley star lands new job for next season

A player that Preston North End spent a reported £55,000 on is getting back in the management game.
A former Preston North End striker is getting back in to football. (Image: Getty Images)A former Preston North End striker is getting back in to football. (Image: Getty Images)
A former Preston North End striker is getting back in to football. (Image: Getty Images)

Former Preston North End forward Graham Lancashire will return to the dugout next season.

Lancashire has been appointed as assistant manager to Mark Fell at Workington next season. The pair have reunited having worked together at Lancaster City

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The 51-year-old worked alongside Fell until the pair along with Craig Rutherford left Lancaster. They had been 13th at the time of their departure.

"Well after a short break, we go again!" tweeted Lancashire, who spent just under two years at Deepdale. 

"Work already started on next season and can't wait to get started at this great club @WorkingtonAFC.”

The aptly-named Lancashire who was born in Blackpool played for Preston as well as their local rivals Burnley. The other clubs in his career included Wigan Athletic where he initially joined on loan before joining permanently. 

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His career would finish with Rochdale where he spent four years before dropping into the non-league with Hednesford Town. Lancashire took up a non-playing role with Burnley when he finished playing. 

In other news, there are around 100 tickets left for the club’s next fixture. Watford are Preston’s next opponents and the club have taken the decision to remove the one ticket per account restriction off. 

Tickets are priced at £25 for adults, £15 for those 65 and over, with those 19 to 21 also going for £15 and under-18’s going in for a fiver. If a fan is under the age of 14 then they must be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over. 

An allocation of 2,104 tickets was given to Preston and they have been on sale since March 26. Preston's match against Watford marks Gentry Day. It is a fan organised event and celebrates the lives of any former player or follower who may have passed away in the last 12 months.

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