Preston North End striker Connor Simpson signs for Hyde United on loan

Preston North End striker Connor Simpson has joined Evo-Stik Premier League side Hyde United on loan.

Friday, 12th October 2018, 7:17 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th October 2018, 4:00 am
PNE striker Connor Simpson

The 18-year-old has found first-team football hard to come by at Deepdale since a £50,000 move from Hartlepool United in January.

His one senior appearance to date came in February as a stoppage-time substitute against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Simpson will be in Hyde's squad for their league clash with gainsborough Trinity at Ewen Fields on Saturday afternoon.

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Connor Simpson in training with PNE

North End signed the 6ft 6in front man as one for the future, with Simpson only having played a limited number of games for Hartlepool.

He had a spell on loan at Lancaster City towards the end of last season and the move to Hyde is designed to aid his development.

Simpson's loan runs until November 17.