The Lilywhites went into the international break full of confidence, with a 3-1 win over Swansea City seeing the side rack up three wins on the trot in all competitions, as Sepp van de Berg, Emil Riis and Ben Whiteman all got on the score-sheet at Deepdale.Meanwhile, Preston new boy Josh Murphy has discussed his ambitions for the season after joining the club on loan from Cardiff City, and said: “I’ve got a lot to prove. I haven’t played a lot of football in the last two years or so.
“This is a chance for me to enjoy playing football again, play week in, week out, score goals and be near the first team. It is a completely different style to what I’ve been used at Cardiff and hopefully it will suit me down to the ground.
“If you enjoy your football, everything takes care of itself and performances follow.”
He continued: “I know I have to work hard to get into the team. It is something I want to do and I’m willing to work super hard for it. I’m excited about playing at Deepdale and building up that bond with the fans as quickly as I can.
“We’ve got a couple of away games to start with after the break, then we play at home.”
Take a look at the latest news round-up from the Championship, as the build-up to the post-international break action continues:
5. QPR want big money for Dieng
QPR are rumoured to have slapped a hefty £12m price tag on their goalkeeper Seny Dieng, after managing to hang onto him in the last transfer window. Sheffield United were said to be keen on him, before landing Sweden international Robin Olsen instead. (Football League World)
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6. Scottish side missed out on Eaves
Hull City striker Tom Eaves was said to be of great interest to an unnamed Scottish side on deadline day, but a lack of funds saw a deal fail to materialise. He's now into his third season with the Tigers, after joining from Gillingham in 2019. (Alan Nixon - Twitter)
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7. O'Shea out for four months
West Brom have been a dealt a major blow, with key defender Dara O'Shea set to be out of action for four months after suffering a serious knee injury in the Republic of Ireland's defeat to Portugal last week. He racked up 28 Premier League appearances for the Baggies last season. (Football Insider)
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8. Palmer backs Hugill to shine
Ex-West Brom striker Carlton Palmer has described the club's loan swoop for Jordan Hugill as "good business" and lauded the forward's positive impact in the dressing room. He made 31 Championship appearances for Norwich in their promotion-winning campaign last season. (This is Futbol)
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