Matthew James is confident he can make the step up from Manchester United's reserves to playing in the Coca-Cola Championship with Preston.
The England under-20 midfielder, 18, has agreed an emergency loan with North End until the end of the season.
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The Rochdale-born player said: "It's great coming from playing reserves to playing in the Championship."
James added: "It's a massive step but I feel that I am ready for it and the manager and the management at Old Trafford feel that I am ready for it as well.
"I am just looking to impress everyone at Manchester United and we will take it from there."
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