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Preston North End feels like home for Play-Off hero Jermaine Beckford

9 June 2015

Jermaine Beckford says Preston North End feels like home, after the striker penned a two-year contract at the club.

Beckford enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Deepdale last term from Bolton Wanderers, scoring 18 goals, which was capped off with a memorable hat-trick at Wembley which helped seal North End's first ever Play-Off promotion with a 4-0 success over Swindon Town.

The front man will now become a Preston player when his Bolton contract expires on 30th June, linking up with Simon Grayson once more as the Lilywhites head into the Sky Bet Championship.

"The management are a big reason,” Beckford told “We have just a good understanding and relationship and it was a no-brainer really.

"I had a great time last season and everybody here - the staff; players - have just been amazing with me and it's somewhere that feels like home.

"My aim is to get as high up the league as possible, hopefully push for promotion but first and foremost it's about making sure that we do things right, like we did last year.

"Last season was a great season for us and for me I just want to make sure that I give everything that I can give and do the best that I can do."

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