League One - North End confirm nine new deals

Preston captain John Welsh is one of nine players to extend their contracts at Deepdale by a further year.

Welsh, Keith Keane, Scott Laird, Paul Huntington, Stuart Beavon, Lee Holmes, Joel Byrom, David Buchanan and Jack King will all remain with the club until the summer of 2015.

Manager Simon Grayson said: "We are delighted that these players have committed their immediate futures to the football club.

"We have a strong, competitive squad here with an excellent team spirit and by signing these new deals it is great to know that what we are trying to achieve is something these players want to be a part of."