Cameron Archer may have left Preston North End but his goal against Blackpool clearly still means so much to him.

Archer joined Preston on loan from Aston Villa back in January and made a huge impact.

A debut goal against West Bromwich Albion was just a sign of things to come from Archer in a Preston shirt.

Archer ended up bagging seven goals in 20 Preston appearances before returning to Villa this summer.


Preston still hope to bring Archer back to Deepdale in another loan move, but that decision will be down to Steven Gerrard.

Gerrard’s close friendship with North End boss Ryan Lowe could help Preston’s cause, as could the continuity gained from returning to Deepdale.

That decision will surely be coming very soon, with Preston waiting patiently to find out if Archer will be back.

Archer has been out in Australia on Aston Villa’s pre-season tour and he scored the only goal against Brisbane Roar on Saturday.

Archer was also interviewed by Villa TV this week and he spoke about his time at Preston.

The striker admitted that he still watches his Preston goals all over again – especially the one against Blackpool.

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Whether Archer returns or not, he wrote himself into Preston folklore by firing a superb winner against bitter rivals Blackpool in April.

Archer admitted that he loved how Deepdale was rocking that night and intriguingly said he’s ‘loved every minute so far’ at Preston, with the ‘so far’ comment no doubt giving fans hope that the story of Archer at Preston has a few more chapters to go yet.

“Sometimes I watch my goals back,” said Archer. “Playing at Preston last season, scoring goals, watching the games back – especially Blackpool. It was a big game, even better to get the win there as well, the place was rocking and I’ve loved every minute so far,” he added.

Ryan Lowe is chasing two striker signings this summer and will have one of those spots earmarked for Archer.

Other Championship clubs are keen though and it would be quite the coup if North End can bring him back to score more goals – with hopefully more coming against Blackpool and other rivals.

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