Preston North End manager Phil Brown has said that he is hopeful that his club wwill extend goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann’s contract until January. Goalkeeper Stuckmann is on a short-term deal with Preston North End, but has proved to be extremely successful for the club so far. Stuckmann’s two appearances for Preston this season seems to have been more than enough to convince Phil Brown that he is good enough to deserve a contract up until New Year.
Speaking to the media regarding the contract situation, Phil Brown said “The good thing is that the current contract which Thorsten has carries us beyond the current loan window, which shuts in a week. Hopefully we will add an extension, that would take us into the early January transfer window – when we can extend it again. After his fantastic performances in the last two games, we’d be stupid not to extend his deal.” The Preston betting markets suggest that a contract extension will be offered.
Preston North End have been struggling in recent weeks, having suffered three defeats on the bounce, with the latest defeats coming in the FA Cup against Southend and in the League against Bury. They are only seven points ahead of the relegation zone, and the presence of Thorsten Stuckmann in between the sticks is expected to add a lot of strength to the team.
Despite being extremely close to the relegation zone, there is also a good chance that Preston North End can make it into the play-offs. They started the season as one of the top Championship bets, and they’re still only eight points behind Notts County in the final play-offs position.
Manager Phil Brown has said in recent weeks that players have not been has the same kind of commitment that he wishes to see.