Preston North End have secured the services Wales international Ben Woodburn following his end-of-campaign release by Liverpool as well as Robbie Brady.

The 22-year-old forward has signed a one-year contract, with the club’s option of an extra year.

Meanwhile Brady, 30, joins having won promotion from the Championship with the Cherries last campaign.

Formerly of Burnley, Republic of Ireland international Brady arrives on a one-year deal at Deepdale.

North End’s Liverpudlian head-coach Ryan Lowe has tried to secure the services of Woodburn before.

“He’s tried to get me a few times and unfortunately things haven’t worked out there,” said Woodburn. “But now we can work together. I’m a fan of how he plays football, so I’m really excited.”


“Ben’s someone I’ve taken a real interest in over since he burst on to the scene at Liverpool at a young age,” said Lowe.

“We can develop him into a top player for Preston. We’ve only had him with us for a week but you can see the quality he’s got. He’s a good footballer with a good footballing brain.”

The Walse forward was just a teenager when he was given his debut by Jurgen Klopp at Anfield in November 2016 before scoring in a League Cup quarter-final winner against Leeds United just three days later to supplant Michael Owen as the Merseyside Reds’ youngest-ever scorer, at 17 years and 145 days.

He has since been on loan spells with Oxford United, Sheffield United, Blackpool and last campaigns at Hearts.