Bundesliga boss among favourites for Preston job, Celtic linked with ex-Brighton defender

Preston North End left it late to dramatically secure a late draw against table-toppers Norwich City on Good Friday, as substitute Brad Potts' deflected shot saw his side earn a 1-1 draw at Deepdale.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 8:59 am
Championship transfer news. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Speaking after the game, Lilywhites left-back Andrew Hughes reflected on the emotional celebrations that followed the added time equaliser, and claimed: “It was a big moment, it showed what the goal meant to the boys.

“The boys from the bench came piling in, all the lads were involved. I feel like it is going to be a turning point for the season, I really do.

“A good thing about scoring so late is that Norwich didn’t have time to try and come back at us. They are a really good team and showed that.

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Middlesbrough are believed to be keen on signing Preston striker Ched Evans. The ex-Wales international's contract expires at the end of the season, meaning he'll be available on a free transfer. (The Sun)

“There was a good vibe in our dressing room afterwards, I was really happy as were all the lads and staff. I was buzzing for Pottsy that he had scored, he’s a good mate.”

Preston are back in action this afternoon, when they travel to take on Swansea City in Wales. A win for the Lilywhites could see them move as high as 15th in the table, as they look to continue edging away from the relegation zone.

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Preston North End and the rest of the Championship, as the build-up to the Easter Monday action continues:

Newcastle United are the latest side be linked with a move for Wigan Athletic starlet Kyle Joseph. The 19-year-old is set to be in high demand this summer, with Barnsley, Sheffield United and Spurs also interested. (Daily Mail)
A host of agents are said to be battling to get Barnley ace Callum Styles on their books, as his current agency contract approaches its expiry. He's been tipped for a summer move following a fine season with the Tykes. (Football League World)
Brentford manager Thomas Frank has claimed his side could still go up automatically this season. His side are nine points behind Watford, but do have a game in hand over the Hornets, who play again tomorrow evening. (Eastern Daily Press)
Pundit Kevin Phillips has urged West Ham to sign Stoke City's Harry Souttar. Phillips has previously coached the defender, and claimed he has the "right mentality" to make the step up to Premier League level football. (Football Insider)
Ismaila Sarr has told reporters he has no interest in leaving Watford, despite being linked with Manchester United. The £40m ace still has three years on his current Hornets contract. (Watford Observer)
Derby County are still believed to be of interest to an American company, but any decisions over a potential takeover won't be made until the Rams' Championship survival is confirmed. (Football League World)
Brentford have been tipped to sign Swindon sensation Scott Twine in the next transfer window. Luton Town, QPR and Barnsley are among the clubs to have previously been linked with the League One ace. (The 72)
Fortuna Dusseldorf manager Uwe Rosler has emerged as one of the favourites for the Preston job. The ex-Leeds United boss has been with his current club since January last year, and has won 16 of his 46 games in charge. (SkyBet)
Eddie Howe, who looks set to become the next Celtic manager, is rumoured to have already decided one of his signings. He's been tipped to bring in Bournemouth defender Steve Cook, who played under Howe during his Cherries reign. (Daily Mail)