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Ireland’s Graham Burke Wastes No Time Making An Impression At Preston

Ireland forward Graham Burke is already hitting the ground running at new club Preston North End.

The former Shamrock Rovers man became the latest player to swap the League of Ireland for the English Championship when he completed a move to Deepdale last month, following in the footsteps of new teammates Alan Browne, Daryl Horgan, Andy Boyle and Sean Maguire.

Burke’s first outing in Preston colours came on Saturday afternoon, in a pre-season friendly against Bamber Bridge at Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

The 24-year-old was selected in Alex Neil’s first-half lineup alongside Maguire and Horgan (fellow Ireland striker Callum Robinson was in the second half lineup) and it didn’t take him long to make an impression as he scored the opening goal with five minutes on the clock.

It proved to be a fine half’s work for Maguire too, as the former Cork City striker begins his second season at the club. The 24-year-old scored a fine first-half hat-trick as he looks to build on a very promising opening campaign ahead of what will be a big year for the forward for club and country.

It’s early days for Burke at Preston, but he is already making a good impression at the club and that will go some way to helping his cause.

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Author: The PA Team

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