Veteran Preston North End midfielder Paul Gallagher has admitted that he is desperate to sign a new contract at Deepdale this summer according to the Lancashire Evening Post.

The 33-year-old Glasgow born midfield ace is closing in on 200 appearances in all competitions for The Lilywhites in three spells with the Lancashire club but is out of contract on 30 June.

Gallagher has been instrumental for Alex Neil’s men this term after making 31 appearances in which he has scored two goals. Speaking ahead of his side’s 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road this weekend, the experienced campaigner admitted that he is itching to extend his contract at Deepdale for another year.

The player has enjoyed a successful career which has seen him make over 500 senior outings for several clubs including Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City before finally making Preston North End his permanent home. Gallagher played English Premier League football during his time at Blackburn Rovers before being a regular performer in the Sky Bet Championship in recent years.

Gallagher made his international debut for Scotland in 2004 but was sadly overlooked by his country in the years which followed.

The midfielder joined Preston North End on a permanent basis in summer 2015 following two loan spells with The Lilywhites.

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