Preston North End new boy Brad Potts can strengthen PNE's right side says Alex Neil

Preston North End boss Alex Neil thinks new signing Brad Potts is suited to a role on the Lilywhites' right side.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 4th January 2019, 4:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 2:46 pm
New Preston midfielder Brad Potts
New Preston midfielder Brad Potts

Potts joined PNE from Barnsley for a seven-figure fee on Thursday .

He can play in a variety of midfield roles and Neil was impressed with how the 24-year-old performed on the right for Barnsley this season.

Neil said: "We were looking at Brad last summer as a potential target.

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"He has played tucked in on the right for Barnsley and that could suit us here - sometimes if you tuck a midfielder inside it can solidify you.

"Brad has got the legs for that area of the pitch, he can hit the box and get a goal.

"He can also play as a No.10 and will give is good competition for the midfield.

"He'll also give us something off the right hand side which we haven't got at the moment, he's a different type.

"Most of our midfielders would rather play centrally but Brad has scored seven goals for Barnsley playing off the right."