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Two years after leaving Burnley, Robbie Brady has won himself a new two-year del just down the road at Preston following a first successful season with them.

Brady joined Burnley on the final day of the January transfer window in 2017.By the beginning of December of that year, he’d played 29 Premier League games and was a regular in the team, having started every game in the 2017/18 season with the Clarets just days away from going fourth in the table. He’d even added a goal against Blackburn at Ewood to that in the League Cup.

Then disaster struck for Brady who sustained a serious injury at Leicester that kept him out for almost a year and I think it’s probably fair to say that we never saw the best of him after that. He seemed to be beset with one injury after another although he did make nineteen Premier League appearances in his final season at Burnley.

Things looked to be on the up in that 2020/21 season but after playing well in the 2-1 win at Everton, he suffered an Achilles injury playing for Ireland and that game at Everton proved to be his final game for us.

Released at the end of that season, having made 81 Premier League appearances for us, he was out for a period recovering but joined Bournemouth in January 2022. It was at Bournemouth where he arguably had his best game for Burnley. His signing was described by them at the time as a coup given his quality. Unfortunately, a further injury restricted his time on the pitch and last summer he was looking for another club.

That club was Preston. He played 34 of their Championship games last season, including both against Burnley, and strangely getting booed by the away fans in the game at Deepdale. I’m sure he’ll have been delighted to get through a season unscathed injury wise.

He’d signed for one year at Deepdale but his performances for them prompted manager Ryan Lowe to offer him a new deal.  Yesterday, Brady, now aged 31, signed a two-year deal. He said, having signed his new contract: “I’m delighted to get it done. I’ve had a great time at the club since I’ve been here. There’s just an all-round good feel to it. I’ll be giving everything I have now to help the team push forward to hopefully put a better season on top of the one we’ve just had and have a good go at it.”

Lowe said of Brady: “Robbie has been a top professional to work with on a daily basis and has had some fantastic performances. He’s a quality player and we’re really pleased that he’s committed his future to Preston North End.”

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