McLaughlin signs pro Preston deal

18 January 2010 05:15
The Northern Ireland U-20 full-back has impressed for the youth and reserve sides this season and was an unused substitute in North End's Carling Cup tie against Tottenham in September.[LNB]The 18-year-old said: "They brought me into the office and let me know the news and I was so happy, I rang my dad straight away and he was over the moon but the hard work starts now.[LNB]"The first year I'll have to work hard and then push on in my second year.[LNB]"I think I can improve my defending and if I can do that I can push on and can and improve my attacking side and if I put them together hopefully I'll get my chance."[LNB][LNB]

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