John Welsh excited over contract extension at Preston

Preston's John Welsh in action with Aston Villa's Jack Grealish

Midfielder John Welsh has been full of praise for Preston North End after extending his contract until summer 2018.

Preston's John Welsh in action with Aston Villa's Jack GrealishPreston's John Welsh in action with Aston Villa's Jack Grealish

Preston North End midfielder John Welsh has been gushing with praise for the club on their official website after extending his contract another year.

32-year-old Welsh has been an integral part of Preston’s squad for the last four years, having signed from Tranmere Rovers in 2012. Since then, he has proven an astute acquisition having been voted Preston North End Player of the Year award in his debut season as well as helping secure promotion to the Championship via the 2014/15 League One play-off final.

Jermaine Beckford celebrates scoring the fourth goal for Preston North End completing his hat-trickJermaine Beckford (pictured) scored a hattrick in Preston's 2015 play-off final win

So, it comes as no shock that Welsh could not be happier to have extended his deal at Deepdale.

“I'm delighted. I've enjoyed every minute since I signed here and to extend it by another year is really exciting.

"From the minute I drove up the M6 and saw the stadium to now, I've enjoyed every minute.

"There's no other place you would want to come in day to day and work. We have a great management, great staff, a great bunch of lads and I enjoy working with everyone at the stadium so there's no better place to play and to work.”

Preston manager Simon Grayson celebrates at full timeJohn Welsh is enjoying his time under Preston manager Simon Grayson (pictured)

Welsh remains an important part of the Preston setup, having played in every league game this season and completing the full 90 minutes in all but two of North End’s outings this term.

The midfielder, who has made over 130 league appearances for Preston, will be hoping to add to this record when the Lilywhites host third-placed Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night.

Preston's John Welsh in actionPreston's John Welsh in action

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