Preston winger Michael Howard joins Stalybridge Celtic on loan

Preston striker Michael Howard has joined Stalybridge Celtic on loan
Preston striker Michael Howard has joined Stalybridge Celtic on loan

Preston North End winger Michael Howard has joined Stalybridge Celtic on loan for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old was previously on loan with Hednesford Town this campaign, scoring six goals.

Ironically, his Stalybridge debut is set to come against Hednesford in an Evo-Stik Premier League clash at Bower Fold on Saturday.

Southport-born Howard is a first-year professional at North End, having been in the club's academy since he was 11.

He spent part of last season on loan with League Of Ireland side Cork City.