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'Not many people know': Preston midfielder posts emotional message about Trevor Hemmings

Preston North End owner Trevor Hemmings sadly passed away on Monday night, leaving players, fans and staff absolutely rocked.

News broke late on Monday night, with Hemmings passing at the age of 86.

Hemmings had a lengthy association with Preston. The London-born businessman moved to Lancashire at the age of just five, and became a North End director in the 1970’s.

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Come 2010, Hemmings had taken ownership of the club after a winding-up order from HM Revenue & Customs.

Hemmings helped keep the club stay afloat, and Preston fans will always be grateful for his work at Deepdale.

Tributes have been pouring in for Hemmings, and midfielder Adam O’Reilly has posted an emotional message.

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The Irishman joined Preston from Ringmahon Rangers in Cork, where Hemmings has plenty of interest from horse racing days.

O’Reilly took to Twitter to state that, whilst not many people know it, Hemming is the reason he is at Preston.

Hemmings seemingly brought O’Reilly to Deepdale, and the youngster admitted the news was heartbreaking as he paid tribute to Hemmings.

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