Former Burnley talent Kaedyn Kamara travelled with the Preston squad to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday night having impressed Ryan Lowe.

North End made the trip to Molineux on Tuesday night, attempting to pull off a shock in the Carabao Cup.

A poor first-half showing left North End with a mountain to climb though as Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore had Wolves 2-0 up at the break.

It could have been even worse but Dai Cornell saved a penalty from Hwang Hee-chan, keeping North End alive.


Sure enough, Preston got back into the game as Ben Woodburn fired home from Ali McCann’s pass, but the Lilywhites couldn’t quite draw level and force penalties.

Former Burnley talent Kaedyn Kamara travelled with the Preston squad

Lowe can still be proud of the performance from his players against a strong Premier League outfit, whose starting XI was full of international stars.

Lowe did take the chance to rotate his side though, giving Dai Cornell a chance in goal and even playing Matthew Olosunde at right back.

Patrick Bauer, Ali McCann and Ben Woodburn were among those to come into the starting lineup too, whilst Lowe handed chances to youth.

Jacob Slater and Lewis Leigh both came off the bench in the final stages, whilst one youth player made the trip even if he wasn’t in the squad.

Midfielder Kaedyn Kamara was seen training with the Preston squad before kick-off having been brought along for the journey by Lowe.

Kamara joined Preston as a new scholar over the summer, arriving from local rivals Burnley after a successful trial spell.

This continues Lowe’s push for Preston’s youngsters to be involved around the first team, following on from Slater, Leigh, Mikey O’Neill and many more.

Lowe told iFollow that he has been watching Kamara of late and felt he was worth bringing with the senior squad having impressed.

“Young Kaedyn Kamara travelled with us today, he’s 16 years of age,” said Lowe. “He’s in the Under-17’s and I’ve watched him of late in the last few games,” he added.

North End will now hope Kamara can kick on and become a first-team player in the years to come, with Lowe clearly taking a liking to the teenager in the early stages of his Preston career.

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