WATCH: Seán Maguire nets hat-trick in first pre-season friendly for Preston
Ireland striker Seán Maguire scored a hat-trick on his pre-season return for Preston in their 4-0 friendly win over AFC Fylde yesterday.
The former Cork City striker looked sharp in front of goal for Alex Neil's side against the National League outfit.
Afterwards, Neil revealed his delighted with Maguire's contribution after his late return to pre-season training due to international duty.
"He's come back a little bit later because of international duty and we got a straight 60 minutes out of him straight away," said Neil.
📽️ @Seani_Maguire_ marked his first game of pre-season in style with a hattrick in the 4-0 win over @AFCFylde this afternoon! 🔥— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) July 13, 2019
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"You can see he's strong, he's quick. I thought he did both sides of the game very well, he dropped in and linked it, and then spun and got in behind and he was a real threat."