The Preston North End academy is famed for its commitment to developing young talents, providing a nurturing environment for footballers who aspire to become first-team players.

With a focus on player education and development, the Preston North End academy instils discipline, technical skills and tactical understanding. It has produced talented players who have progressed into the Lilywhites’ first-team squad at Deepdale and beyond Lancashire.

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Preston North End Academy Goalkeepers

Name: James Pradic (on loan to Bamber Bridge)

Date of birth: July 02, 2005

Name: Tommy Davis

Date of birth: October 21, 2005

Academy Defenders

Name: Troy Tarry

Date of birth: January 12, 2007

Position: Right-back

Name: Kian Best

Date of birth: August 27, 2005

Position: Centre-back

Name: Cole McGhee

Date of birth: January 28, 2006

Position: Centre-back

Name: Tom Wilkinson

Date of birth: July 16, 2006

Position: Centre-back

Name: Peter Critchley

Date of birth: February 26, 2007

Position: Centre-back

Name: Kacper Pasiek

Date of birth: October 08, 2005

Position: Left-back

Name: Izac Khan

Date of birth: April 19, 2006

Position: Left-back

Name: Jonny Brindle

Date of birth: December 12, 2006

Position: Left-back

Academy Midfielders

Name: Harry Stringfellow

Date of birth: August 14, 2007

Position: Defensive midfielder

Name: Noah Mawene

Date of birth: February 01, 2005

Position: Central midfielder

Name: Kian Taylor

Date of birth: February 15, 2005

Position: Central midfielder

Name: Kaedyn Kamara

Date of birth: November 29, 2005

Position: Central midfielder

Name: Ellis Horan

Date of birth: January 31, 2006

Position: Central midfielder

Name: Ayden Garrigan

Date of birth: December 29, 2006

Position: Central midfielder

Name: Max Wilson

Date of birth: January 30, 2007

Position: Central midfielder

Name: Kitt Nelson

Date of birth: January 12, 2005

Position: Attacking midfielder

Name: Charlie Goldsmith

Date of birth: October 25, 2005

Position: Attacking midfielder

Name: Theo Carroll

Date of birth: June 21, 2007

Position: Attacking midfielder / centre-forward

Academy Attackers

Name: Ethan Eccleston

Date of birth: January 18, 2006

Position: Centre-forward / winger

Name: Felipe Rodriguez-Gentile

Date of birth: October 04, 2006

Position: Centre-forward

Name: Callum Havard

Date of birth: September 22, 2005

Position: Centre-forward

Name: Finlay Cross-Adair (on loan to Annan Athletic)

Date of birth: January 11, 2005

Position: Centre-forward / winger

Name: Dylan Gairns

Date of birth: February 22, 2007

Position: Centre-forward