Preston North End boss Ryan Lowe has praised the development of youngster Josh Seary having impressed in recent months.

North End have been without a number of injured players in the opening weeks of the season.

Ben Whiteman and Robbie Brady have only just returned whilst Emil Riis and Ched Evans remain out of action.

That means the club’s young players have been around the first-team picture, building on strong pre-season displays.

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Much of the hype surrounds Felipe Rodriguez-Gentile but PNE also have high hopes for Josh Seary.

Ryan Lowe praises PNE talent Josh Seary

The 19-year-old right back hails from Liverpool and has already picked up a couple of caps for the Republic of Ireland Under-21’s.

Seary has yet to make a Championship appearance but did start against Salford City in the EFL Cup and has been on the bench for a couple of league games.

Seary looks like an exciting talent and Lowe has now moved to praise his progress.

Lowe told the Lancashire Evening Post that Seary has been the most improved player at PNE through pre-season and the early weeks of the new campaign.

Lowe praised Seary was ‘phenomenal’ of late, alongside fellow youngsters Kian Best, Kian Taylor, Rodriguez-Gentile and Noah Mawene with PNE’s youngsters showing promise.

“Josh Seary, off the top of my head, has been the most improved player in pre-season and during the season now he’s been phenomenal – along with Besty, KT and all the lads who’ve been with us, Felipe, Noah, they’ve been a breath of fresh air. So listen, long may that continue because they all want to get into the team and they are all doing well,” said Lowe.

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Calvin Ramsay situation could impact Seary

Lowe’s usage of Best in the early weeks of the season will be a major source of inspiration for other youngsters just like Seary.

North End have a very settled right wing back at the moment with Brad Potts turning in some superb performances.

PNE did bring in Liverpool loanee Calvin Ramsay over the summer, believing that he could provide ideal competition for places.

Sadly, Ramsay has suffered an injury setback and it’s unlikely that we will see him in action until November or December.

That’s far from ideal for North End but Seary may well believe that he can make the step up if needed, with Lowe’s praise surely driving him on for more.

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