Hayhurst commits to Preston

Preston teenager Will Hayhurst has signed a new two-year contract at Deepdale.

Last Updated: 14/06/13 at 14:00

Simon Grayson: Delighted to keep Will Hayhurst on board

Simon Grayson: Delighted to keep Will Hayhurst on board

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 19-year-old winger took up the option of another year on his previous contract in May, but has now put pen to paper on a new two-year deal to keep him at Preston until the summer of 2015.

Manager Simon Grayson said: "Will was only in his first full season last year and I'm delighted with the new contract that he's signed and hopefully he will improve.

"One or two other clubs might have been sniffing around and we wanted him tied down. He'll now be looking to improve on the performances that he put in for the club last year."

Hayhurst added: "I'm very happy. I wanted it sorted before I went away with Ireland (to Serbia).

"I was itching to get back. Every day I was thinking about signing and starting the season with Preston, so after getting it done I'm very much looking forward to the new season."

Hayhurst made his debut at the end of the 2011/12 season and scored his first goal for the club at Swindon in February in Grayson's first game as manager.

The Republic of Ireland Under-19s international is the second academy product to agree a new deal this summer following Bailey Wright.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

ll he wants are sharks with frickin lazers on their heads. Is that too much to ask?

mufc phil
Bomb threat on FIFA D-day

W

hy is the dinosaur trying to hold on to this.... Just leave... No one wants you in this position you corrupt loser. Let someone else take over....

arsenal121
Defiant Sepp blames minority

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter wins election to remain as FIFA president for fifth term

Sepp Blatter has won a fifth term as FIFA president after Prince Ali bin Al Hussein withdrew after the first round of voting.

Bomb threat confirmed on FIFA election day in Zurich

A bomb threat and a political protest have disrupted FIFA's congress on the day Sepp Blatter's critics hope will signal his exit.

Jack Warner hits out at USA after being charged in corruption case

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has hit out at the United States after he was charged in a US corruption case.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company