Ex-Preston ace could land Sheffield United job, Cardiff City chase £10m forward

Preston North End were held to a goalless draw against Stoke City last weekend, in a dismal stalemate that saw opposition defender Harry Soutar sent off for a wild challenge towards the end of the game.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 9:13 am
Championship transfer news

The result saw the Lilywhites edge a little closer away from the relegation zone, but they could yet become embroiled in the scrap, should Rotherham United close the gap by winning their two games in hand.

Speaking after the Stoke game, Preston's interim head coach Frankie McAvoy claimed: “It’s great when you don’t concede, it’s great for the defence and the group as a whole.

“Coming off the back of that defeat last week, it was important to get something from this game for morale.

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Norwich City sensation Emi Buendia has hinted that he could move on from the Canaries this summer, having achieved his goal of getting the club back into the top tier. He's hinted that he could look to join another Premier League side. (Metro)

“The intention from us was to be as positive for the whole game as we were in the second half but obviously it didn’t work that way in the first half.

“The fact we lost heavily the previous week might have made an impact on their minds to start with. I understand that but the first half wasn’t good enough.”

Next up, Preston take on Derby County at Deepdale tomorrow evening, and could all but secure their safety with a win over the Rams.

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Preston North End and the rest of the Championship, as the reaction to the weekend's action continues:

Watford have been linked with a move for Boavista winger Alberth Elis. The Honduras international, who has previously been linked with Celtic and Stoke City, has scored five goals so far in his first season with the Portuguese club. (Sport Witness)
Brentford star striker Ivan Toney has insisted he's ready for the challenge of Premier League football, citing his stunning stats as evidence for his claims. He's scored 29 goals and made ten assists thus far in the 2020/21 campaign. (Daily Mail)
Ex-football Kevin Campbell has urged Leeds United to make a move for Barnsley ace Callum Styles this summer. He's suggested the £8m-rated ace could make the transition to the Premier League and seamlessly slot into the Whites side. (Football Insider)
The likes of Barnsley and QPR could face fresh competition for Swindon Town's star midfielder Scott Twine, with Peterborough United now on his tail. He's likely to move on this summer, with his side rock-bottom of League One. (The Sun)
Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley has urged his side not to panic ahead of the final run-in, after their shock 1-0 loss to Luton Town yesterday. The Hornets are still six points clears in an automatic promotion spot with four games left to go. (Watford Observer)
Birmingham City and Coventry City are both in the running to sign Wigan Athletic striker Callum Lang. The 22-year-old is approaching final year of his contract, and his club look set to cash in on him this summer. (Football Insider)
Nottingham Forest are rumoured to be keeping tabs on Blackpool forward Jerry Yates. The ex-Rotherham United man has been on fire this season, with twenty goals to his name so far. (The 72)
Sheffield United are rumoured to be eyeing a move for Lincoln City manager Michael Appleton, as they continue their hunt for Chris Wilder's successor. He starred for the likes of Preston and West Brom during his playing career. (The Athletic)
Huddersfield Town could be set to launch a move for their former star striker Jordan Rhodes. However, they face fierce competition from Cardiff City to land the £10m striker, whose contract expires this summer. (The 72)