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O’Connor to Waterford on loan
Scott Sinclair permanent deal from Celtic
That will be all the budget then?
Preston North End Sign Scott Sinclair From Celtic
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Preston North End have today completed the permanent transfer of forward Scott Sinclair from Scottish Premiership side Celtic.
The 30-year-old attacker has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal at Deepdale and will take the No.31 shirt.
The Bath-born player was a previous EFL Championship player of the year and won the Scottish PFA player of the year in his first season at Celtic Park and has been a key figure in the treble- treble won by the Glasgow giant.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City man has scored 62 goals in 167 appearances for Neil Lennon’s side and also won promotion to the Premier League in England with Swansea City, via the Play-Offs, in 2011.
Speaking about his move to the Lilywhites, Scott said: “I am so delighted to get the deal done. I have been waiting to finally get down here to sign and I can’t wait to get started and to finally meet the lads.
“I spoke to the manager before I came and he spoke about training, about the tactics and I like where the club is heading – he persuaded me to come and I am so happy.
“I have had a fantastic three-and-half-years with Celtic, we did the treble-treble, I got the PFA player of the year, scored goals and was top goalscorer, but now it is a new chapter for me. I am coming here to improve and to help the team push for promotion.”
PNE manager Alex Neil was also very pleased to have concluded the deal, adding: “I am delighted [to sign Scott]. The season until this point has been good, in terms of getting us into that top six contention, but we have needed to strengthen and add a little bit of knowhow and experience in certain areas.
“Scott is someone we have been interested in, and we have coveted before, and now that we have got him across the line, I am hoping that he will add that bit of quality and experience that we need.”
Earl to Ipswich on loan
There is a weak rumour that Hammers want Rudd.
After Ethridgre from Cardiff
Hammers want Etheridge, offering £7m!
Armer back to Lancaster on loan
Ginnelly to Bristol Rovers loan deal
Chris Maxwell Leaves PNE
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Chris Maxwell has been recalled from a loan spell at Hibernian and has had his contract cancelled by mutual consent to allow him to find another club.
The goalkeeper played on 17 occasions during his time at Easter Road, having spent the second half of last season on loan at Charlton Athletic.
Since joining North End in 2016, the 29-year-old made 83 appearances for the club, keeping 24 clean sheets.
Can almost smell the seaside air
Jack Baxter loan to Clitheroe
Adam O'Reilly and Ethan Walker on loan at Stalybridge Celtic
Michael Crowe on loan to Bamber Bridge
Tom Clarke released after 7 years at the club
Gallagher extends contract to end of season
Armer and O’Connor depart
Cork academy player Harry Nevin joining
Ireland U16 international Harry Nevin will join Preston North End from Cork City.
Nevin, who played his schoolboy football at Douglas Hall has impressed with City's U17 side and earned a call-up to Paul Osam's Ireland U16 setup last season, scoring on his debut in the Aegean Cup win over Tanzania.
City’s Head of Academy, Colin Healy, commented: “Harry has done very well in the time he has been with our academy.
"There has been a long-standing interest in him from Preston and he has been over to them a few times.
"With the way he has performed over the last 18 months or so, both for us and at international level, that interest has only intensified. We wish Harry the very best of luck for the future.”
Nevin will join a long list of Cork players who have made the switch to Preston in recent years, including Graham Cummins, Alan Browne and Adam O’Reilly. City stars Sean Maguire and Kevin O'Connor also transferred to Deepdale.
City have close links with Preston. Before the sporting shutdown, the clubs agreed a deal where Preston bought out the sell-on clauses from the transfers of Maguire, Browne, and O’Connor.
Good Bye Jonathon Gould Goalkeeping coach, hello Mike Pollitt goal keeping coach.