Unbeaten Evo-Stik League Premier club Lancaster City have taken young Dutch midfielder Melle Meulensteen on a month`s loan from SkyBet Championship neighbours Preston North End.
Having captained Preston`s under-18 side for over a year beforehand, Meulensteen was rewarded with a professional contract in April 2017.
The midfielder, capable of playing in both a deeper or more advanced position in the centre, joined Preston in 2014, embarking on his scholarship a year later after previously featuring for Manchester United’s youth set-up.
The Dutchman, who hails from the city of Nijmegen, is something of a specialist from set-pieces. He made a habit of setting up his team-mates from free-kicks last season, as well as proving an incredibly reliable force from the penalty spot – netting nine out of nine in all competitions, two of which came in the FA Youth Cup.
Mell, who is the son of former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen, who has also managed Fulham and more recently Maccabi Haifa, has has frequently trained with the Preston first-team over the last year.