Preston returned for pre-season training on Thursday, with some new faces involved.
With the new season drawing ever closer, North End players were put through their paces on the first day of pre-season training.
New signings Izzy Brown and Matthew Olosunde were both in action, as were returning signings Sepp van den Berg and Liam Lindsay.
Interestingly though, Frankie McAvoy also handed chances to three youth team stars as they started pre-season with the first team.
Right back Josh Seary and midfielder Noah Mawene both followed up agreeing professional contracts by being around the senior players yesterday.
There are high hopes for both players at Deepdale, and Thursday’s inclusion may be a sign that they will train around the first team this coming season.
Midfielder Lewis Leigh was also included, with the former Liverpool youngster again around the first team picture.
Leigh, 17, made the Preston bench against Millwall earlier this year and appears to have a bright future ahead of him even if he hasn’t received the same furore as Seary and Mawene.
This is a huge opportunity for all three players, and hopefully we see them all thriving in the Preston first team one day after this starting point.