Preston star Ryan Ledson agrees new three-year contract

Preston midfielder Ryan Ledson has signed a new contract to remain at the club until 2023.

Thursday, 20th August 2020, 4:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th August 2020, 4:54 pm
Ryan Ledson has agreed a new deal with Preston

The 23-year-old was entering into the final year of his existing deal, but has agreed a two-year extension.

The Lilywhites’ No.18 joined the club from Oxford United two years ago and has gone on to make 45 appearances for Alex Neil’s side, including all the last six games of the 2019/20 campaign.

The former Everton youngster came through the ranks at Goodison Park and played for England through the age groups from Under-16s to Under-20s, before moving to the Kassam Stadium for first team football.

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Ledson told “It was an easy decision for me. It is a club I want to be at. It is a club I moved to two years ago, it is close to home, it is the perfect club for me and I am looking forward to kicking on here.

“I have loved my time here so far. The staff have been brilliant with me; we have an unbelievable changing room and the fans follow us home and away and I am extremely happy and am made up to get it signed.”

Manager Alex Neil said of the latest player to commit his future of the club: “Ryan came into the team a lot more towards the end of last season.

"He has had to be patient, but we have seen an improvement from him and look forward to seeing his continued development – it is a good thing for him and us to get him tied up for an extended period.

“He has got the likes of Paul Gallagher and Bean Pearson who he can continue to learn from, but he more than holds his own. It is a big year for Ryan and after breaking into the side in the letter part of last season, we hope he will have a lot more minutes this year.”