Sean Maguire returned to Deepdale this week with a pep in his step.
After making his international debut for Ireland against Moldova on Friday night, he has enjoyed a meteoric rise in 2017.
The 23-year-old was also on the bench against Wales, as he enjoyed his first international call-up to the senior side.
From the bright lights of the Aviva Stadium, the Preston striker returns to Championship action this weekend against Fulham. Speaking to Preston's club website, the former Cork City star admitted he has been pumped up all week.
Getting called up to the senior squad for the national team was a dream come true and I was one step closer to my dream of representing my country and I'm over the moon that it happened last Friday against Moldova.
To soak up that atmosphere and for the crowd to be singing my name throughout the game, even just getting on for ten or fifteen minutes was a dream come true and the adrenaline is still pumping through my body just thinking about it.
Now I've had the first taste of international football I am just hungry for more.
It's a some 2017 for Sean Maguire. He began the year at Cork City, before sealing a move to Preston during the summer.
Such was his goal-scoring form in the League of Ireland, he remains the Premier Division's top scorer this season despite leaving in July. His 20 league goals are unlikely to be beaten. Dundalk's David McMillan is four behind him, with just three league games left.
With one cap under his belt, Maguire has five League games before the next international break. With two play-off games to come, he is waiting to grab his chance if given one.
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