Wright signs new PNE deal

Bailey Wright in action for PNE at Chorley
Bailey Wright in action for PNE at Chorley
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Preston North End defender Bailey Wright has signed a new two-year contract.

The Australia international follows a number of his team-mates in agreeing fresh terms at Deepdale since PNE’s promotion to the Championship.

Earlier in the summer, North End activated a 12-month option on Wright.

And they opened talks with his representatives recently over the longer deal.

Wright, 22, joined PNE as a youth-team player in 2009 and made his debut the following year.

He has made 143 appearances in a Preston shirt was in the side which beat Swindon 4-0 at Wembley in the League One play-off final.

In 2014, Wright went to the World Cup as an uncapped player with Australia.

Although he did not see action in Brazil, he has since won three international caps.

Wright said: “I’m delighted to extend my time here, I’ve been here for six years now and I’m looking forward to making that eight at least.

“There’s been some ups and downs but it’s great to see that the last few seasons we’re on the up, especially with the promotion last year.

“We’re all looking forward to Championship football now and the challenge that lies ahead and it’s nice to be a part of it and give it a good go, knowing I will be here for a few more years.”

North End manager Simon Grayson said: “Bailey had a clause in his contract that we activated at the end of last season extending his stay, however, we were keen to do a new deal and I am delighted he has signed.

“I have seen Bailey develop as a player since I arrived at the club and with a full pre-season under his belt we look forward to even more from him in the Championship.”