Preston North End fans still love Sam Johnstone, and will have loved seeing him pick up an assist for England on Saturday.
Johnstone was not only born in Preston and is the son of former North End stopper Glenn Johnstone, but also turned out for the club himself.
Johnstone signed for Preston in January 2015, helping the club win promotion from League One.
The goalkeeper returned just a matter of months later, again joining on loan from Manchester United after Jordan Pickford’s exit.
Now 28, Johnstone’s career has scaled new heights. He was a part of the England squad at Euro 2020 this summer, and started for the Three Lions against Andorra on Saturday.
With the game at 4-0, Johnstone pulled off a superb assist as he hurled the ball up to Jack Grealish, who did the rest.
Johnstone is a great success story for the city of Preston and for North End, and he could soon make a big move.
The West Bromwich Albion stopper is a wanted man in the Premier League, especially with his contract ending next summer.
The Sun report that West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur have pencilled in offers to sign Johnstone in 2022.
Southampton want him too, with Johnstone likely to wait until the end of the season to decide his future.
Johnstone will always be one of the Preston play-off heroes from 2015, and it’s always great to see him thriving even so many years after leaving North End.