Preston North End’s Brad Potts scores stunning ‘bicycle kick’ vs Luton

Preston North End wing-back Brad Potts scored an incredible bicycle kick-esque goal during his side’s Championship clash against Luton Town on Saturday.

Ryan Lowe’s side travelled to Kenilworth Road still harbouring the memories of a 4-0 defeat at the same ground last season. This time around, however, there was to be no repeat.

North End had not scored a Championship goal this season before Saturday’s game. They have recorded 0-0 draws against Wigan Athletic and Hull City. But they ensured their first strike of the campaign was a special one.

Brad Potts scores screamer for Preston North End

The goal came from the unlikely source of Brad Potts, the right wing-back having only scored once during the whole of last season. However, that particular strike, away at Stoke, was also a cracker, so the North End man has a penchant for the spectacular.

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This goal, however, surely ranks as the finest the 27-year-old has ever scored at professional level.

Former Burnley and Bournemouth midfielder Robbie Brady picked the ball up on the right flank. He then whipped in a teasing cross towards the back post.


Potts, running towards the path of the ball, quickly adjusted the direction of his body and smashed in an incredible acrobatic volley. It was an exercise in both incredible technique and timing.

The goal was the only one of the match, giving North End a 1-0 victory at Kenilworth Road and their first three points of the Championship season.

Speaking to the club’s official website after the game, manager Ryan Lowe said: “I haven’t seen it back yet. I’ll have to watch it – but he said to me his feet were two feet off the ground!”


Potts now has two goals in consecutive games, having netted in PNE’s 4-1 Carabao Cup victory over Huddersfield Town earlier in the week. The 27-year-old will hope to keep his run going when his side host Rotherham United at Deepdale on Tuesday.

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