Jayden Stockley is proving the pick of the players Preston North End have loaned out
Jayden Stockley is proving to be the big hit of the players who Preston North End have loaned out.
Seven players are away from Deepdale on loan deals at the moment, four in this country and three in the Republic of Ireland.
Stockley joined Charlton in January, with Josh Harrop going to Ipswich, Josh Earl to Burton Albion and Ethan Walker to Carlisle.
On the other side of the water, Adam O’Reilly is on loan at Waterford, Jack Baxter is with Cork Cork, while Graham Burke’s long-term loan with Shamrock Rovers runs until the end of his PNE contract in the summer.
Centre forward Stockley had made 12 starts and two appearances from the bench for the Addicks who sit a point outside the League One play-off places.
He’s scored five goals and earned the nickname the ‘Headmaster’ because of his ability in the air.
Four of Stockley’s goals came in a five-game burst early in his loan, with him hitting the goal trail again in a 2-2 London derby draw at AFC Wimbldeon before the international break.
Starts have been rare for Harrop since the midfielder’s switch to Ipswich, who like Charlton are just outside the play-off places.
Only twice has he featured in the starting XI, with him appearing nine times as a substitute – on Good Friday Harrop was an 88th minute sub in the Tractor Boys’ 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers.
At the other end of League One, Josh Earl regained his place in Burton’s side for Frisay’s 0-0 draw at Accrington Stanley.
The left-back got a red card in his third appearance for the Brewers against Sunderland on February 20 and had been on the bench since serving a one-game ban.
In League Two, Walker made his seventh appearance off the bench for Carlisle in their 2-0 win at Southend on Saturday.
This is the winger’s second loan with the Cumbrians this season, the first having been cut short by the need for him to have surgery on his shoulder.
Midfielders O’Reilly and Baxter have started Waterford and Cork’s opening League of Ireland matches, the season only starting there late last month.
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