Preston summer signing Matthew Olosunde takes another step towards debut
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Preston summer signing Matthew Olosunde takes another step towards debut

Preston fans have yet to see Matthew Olosunde play in a competitive senior game, but he could be ramping up his return for the Blackburn Rovers clash.

North End signed Olosunde over the summer with the idea of him becoming their first-choice right wing back.

Unfortunately, that hasn’t quite happened for Olosunde due to injury woes.

After featuring in a pre-season friendly against St Johnstone, Olosunde suffered damage to his Achilles tendon.

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That has kept Olosunde out for the season so far, with setbacks along the way.

The American international, snapped up from Rotherham on a free transfer, is still waiting for his competitive bow in a Preston shirt.

On Tuesday, Olosunde again featured for Preston’s reserve side in the Central League, attempting to ramp up his return to action.

Olosunde got through 45 minutes of the 1-1 draw against Morecambe before being replaced by Teddy Mfuni at the break.

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Some were worried that Olosunde had picked up another injury, but that isn’t thought to be the case.

Instead, Olosunde was just picking up minutes ahead of potentially featuring against rivals Blackburn Rovers this weekend.

With Tom Barkhuizen suffering an injury against Fulham last weekend, Olosunde could be needed at Ewood Park.

Let’s hope Olosunde can feature for North End soon, as he could be just what Preston need at right wing back thanks to being better than Sepp van den Berg going forward and better than Barkhuizen defensively.

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