Brad aims to score for North End

4 Jan 2019 10:43

Midfielder Brad Potts has become Preston North End's third signing of the January transfer window and he can't wait to find the net for his new club.

The 24-year-old signed a three-and-a-half deal to make the move from Barnsley to Deepdale. The attacking midfielder has scored seven goals in 26 games for the Yorkshire League One side this season.

Despite his relatively young age, Potts has played almost 300 career games and is looking to bring his experience to play for his new side.

He told iFollow PNE: "When I was at Carlisle, I broke into the first team when I was only 18 and played a lot of games there.

"I got the move to Blackpool and then Barnsley, so I have a lot of experience of playing games in League Two, League One and the Championship, so I will try and use that experience here and push on.

"I have played a lot of games in my career already and I am only 24 and I wasn't to carry that on and play as many games as I can for PNE."

North End's transfer activity sees the new No 44 quickly follow Josh Ginnelly and Jayden Stockley to Deepdale as manager Alex Neil looks to strengthen his squad.

Attack-minded midfielder Potts is eager to start his Preston career. He said: "I know the area from being around here before I have played at Deepdale a few times and it has always been a good atmosphere - it is a big club and a nice ground, and I am really looking forward to it.

"The last time I played here I scored my first goal for Barnsley, so I was delighted for that at the time, but I am looking forward to scoring goals for Preston North End now.

"I had a chat with the gaffer when I first got here, and he told me what he wanted from me and I am looking forward to hopefully doing that for the team.

"A few lads I have played with have played under the manager at previous clubs and I have spoken to them and they only have good things to say about him, so I am really looking forward to working with him."

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