Preston North End and Seán Maguire for Liam MacCarthy
Championship side turn their hand to a spot of hurling during team bonding in Cork
Seán Maguire and his Preston teammates played hurling as part of a team bonding session in Cork. Photograph: Preston North End/Twitter
They say the Championship is the most difficult league in the world to get out of - so Preston North End boss Alex Neil has taken a novel approach to toughening up his players ahead of another gruelling campaign in England’s second tier.
North End played a friendly against Cork City on Monday night, running out 2-0 winners at Turner’s Cross.
And they were back out on the training pitch on Tuesday, embracing the Rebel spirit as they turned their hand to hurling during a team bonding exercise.
With a healthy Irish contingent on the books at Deepdale, there’s no guessing which players stood out during the puck about - with former Cork forward Sean Maguire perhaps the pick of the bunch.
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