Preston North End transfer news: Ex-Lilywhites star tipped to join Celtic, Spurs close in on starlet

Preston North End's inconsistent form continued last night, when they were beaten 2-1 by Millwall in a Championship clash at the end - a result that leaves the Lilywhites in 14th place heading into the weekend's action.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 10:36 am
Championship transfer news. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Manager Alex Neil pulled no punches in his post-match analysis of his side's performance, and claimed: "It was a rubbish game, what I expected us to do was get a point and go back up the road.

"We scored a great goal and triggered the press well in the first half and for the first 20 minutes were the better side. Then they came into it before half-time. The first part of the second half was just scrappy, that would be the best way to describe it.

"The biggest difference as the game went on was that they were turning the ball forward and getting behind us but when we turned the ball we were leaving it short and their centre-backs were in control of the situation.

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Bournemouth have been handed a boost ahead of their clash against Bristol City, with Dominic Solanke set to return from injury. The former, who has scored ten times this season, has missed the last five games with an ankle problem. (Club website)

"Their second goal was horrific from our point of view."

Next up, Preston will look to bounce back from their defeat this weekend, when they host promotion-chasing Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Preston North End and the rest of the Championship, ahead of the remaining midweek action:

Middlesbrough-linked defender Frederic Guilbert looks set to leave Aston Villa this summer, with his side looking to keep Ahmed Elmohamady on the books instead. Guilbert is currently out on loan with RC Strasbourg. (Football Insider)
Everton have been named as the bookies firm favourite to sign Norwich City's Max Aarons this summer, ahead of Spurs, Man Utd and Bayern Munich this summer. He's expected to be sold regardless of whether the Canaries secure promotion. (SkyBet)
Blackburn Rovers ace Derrick Williams is believed to be closing in on a shock exit from the club, with MLS side LA Galaxy swooping in for the 28-year-old. He'll be there in time to begin for the new season, which starts next month. (The 72)
Ex-Swansea man Bafetimbi Gomis has branded his two-season spell with the club a "failure". The 35-year-old also revealed he left former club Galatasaray due to their "economic issues". He's currently at Al-Hilal, where he's scored 92 goals in 116 games. (Sport Witness)
Watford have been tipped to sign ex-West Ham United and Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez. The 35-year-old, who made 88 appearances for Colombia in his international career, is currently a free agent. (The Sun)
Sheffield Wednesday are understood to be looking to extend the contract of young defender Osaze Urhoghide, to avoid losing the player upon his current deal's expiry in the summer. He's made eight appearances so far this season. (The Star)
Watford midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru has moved closer to making his long-awaited Hornets return, after rejoining training following an ACL injury back in October. He joined the club from Manchester City in 2019. (Watford Observer)
Ex-Preston North End star Ben Davies, now of Liverpool, has been tipped to be picked up by Celtic on loan next season, with former Lilywhites man Kelvin Wilson suggesting he'll struggle to get game-time for the Reds. (Celtic Huddle)
Birmingham City's latest academy star Rico Browne looks like he could be set for a move to the Premier League, with reports suggesting Spurs have offered the 17-year-old a contract. West Ham are also keen on the youngster. (Football Insider)