Preston North End goalkeeper Chris Maxwell is looking like he has a big year ahead of him for club and country.
Preston North End goalkeeper Chris Maxwell has just ended a busy season for club and country, but he will be looking to continue his upward curve next season.
Maxwell was a member of the travelling Wales party for their friendly with World Cup-bound Mexico in the USA after finally breaking into the senior squad last September.
The athletic shot-stopper, who has represented Wales at every level from under-17 to under-21, has yet to make his debut for the senior team, but surely it cannot be much longer before he does after another outstanding season for Preston.
Under new boss Ryan Giggs Maxwell will be keen to be handed the opportunity to challenge Wayne Hennessey for the No.1 shirt for Wales.
Maxwell is earning himself a reputation as one of the best goalkeepers outside the Premier League after helping surprise package Preston almost reach the play-offs, missing out by two points to Derby County.
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The 27-year-old kept 12 clean sheets in 30 Championship games and only conceded 29 goals in the league as Preston made an unlikely push for promotion.
Maxwell is renowned for his agility and shot-stopping as well as his ability to communicate with his defence and also play out from the back as he is comfortable with the ball at his feet.
The former Fleetwood goalkeeper has no shortage of admirers at home and abroad, with the player still to reach his prime as a stopper.
It’ is a big season ahead for Maxwell for club and country, but it looks like being a an even bigger summer for Preston as they look to keep hold of their prize asset.