PNE’s Keane joins Crawley on loan

Preston North End's Keith Keane
Preston North End's Keith Keane
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Preston North End midfielder Keith Keane has joined Crawley Town on a 93-day emergency loan.

Keane, 27, had not featured for PNE this season after falling down the pecking order, both in midfield and at right-back.

The loan officially starts on Friday, although Keane travelled to West Sussex on Tuesday to agree terms on the move.

Keane joined North End on a Bosman after leaving Luton Town in June 2012 and has made 77 appearances.

Crawley manager John Gregory said: “He’s a winner, plain and simple, and he’s a leader too.

“Keith always wants the ball, he has a great engine and fantastic ability and we’re thrilled he’s agreed to come down for the next three months.

“He was captain quite a few times for Preston last season which says a lot about him as a leader.”

North End have agreed to let Keane play in the FA Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.