YOUNG Cookstown lad Jamie Douglas made his debut at Deepdale, Preston North End’s home ground, at the age of 18 against Derby County on New Year’s Day.

Jamie was a youth player with Cookstown youth when they were affiliated with Preston North End at the age of nine before joining Dungannon United Youth at 13 where he continued to flourish and go on to represent Co Tyrone in the Milk Cup and represent his country playing in the Victory shield against England, Scotland and Wales.

He also gained international recognition by representing N.Ireland at under 19s in the European qualifiers.

Jamie signed for Preston North End at the age of 16 and at the moment he is negotiating a new contract to keep him at Preston North End.

And following the dismissal of manager Darren Ferguson - son of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson - last week, Jamie will be hoping to show new manager Phil Brown he’s worth a place in the starting luine-up for the Division One strugglers in the weeks ahead.

The youngster was named on the substitute’s bench for last weekend’s FA Cup defeat by Norringham Forest.