Youth loans for PNE duo

Ryan Croasdale
Ryan Croasdale
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Preston North End youngsters Ryan Croasdale and Jack Ryan have joined Conference North outfit Stalybridge Celtic on youth loans.

The pair are in Stalybridge’s squad for today’s home clash against Brackley. PNE boss Simon Grayson said: “This is an excellent opportunity for both Ryan and Jack to go out and experience what it is like to fight for three points every week.

“We think very highly of them both and this experience will help their development no end.

“Stalybridge are a full-time club playing at a decent level and I’m sure the players will enjoy the chance to play regular first-team football.”

Croasdale had a spell on loan at Tamworth earlier this season.