Ryan Lowe wants Preston North End's transfer targets to have a vision of his intentions at Deepdale

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Ryan Lowe thinks his summer transfer targets will have a clear picture of how he is trying to develop the Preston North End squad.

Behind the scenes, PNE manager Lowe has been planning the close-season recruitment, identifying players who he thinks that can help the club climb the Championship table next season.

It promises to be a big summer for North End, with the squad having a much fresher look about it in 2022/23 as Lowe aims to put his stamp on it after using a largely inherited group of players since his arrival in December.

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Lowe said: “I want players and agents to look at Preston North End and say ‘Yes, I can see what they are trying to do there’.

Preston North End manager Ryan LowePreston North End manager Ryan Lowe
Preston North End manager Ryan Lowe

"Hopefully the next couple of games can help that but I like to think that in the last four-and-a-half months when I’ve been in this job, people have seen a different Preston North End and a different style.

"I hope that the players I would like to recruit want to be part of something I think can be successful.”

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Lowe is understood to be scouting a couple of targets this week, with him revealing that he was booked ‘on a flight’ for one such mission.

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He will have a number of slots to fill in the squad over the summer, goalkeepers, wing-backs and strikers on the wanted list.

As part of the recruitment process Lowe will speak with all targets, the personal touch going a long way in the manager’s eyes.

Lowe said: “I will take time out to go and watch them, when we can speak to the players I will do that.

"I will let agents know that I’m there watching players, that is a big thing. Players want to feel a little bit loved, they want a manager to sit down and spend some time with you to show what they are trying to do.

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"Our recruitment will be like that, I will have spoken to every player we sign.

"I will look in their eyes and see what they are going to give me back, you can get a good idea of them doing that.

"Sometimes you don’t even talk about football, you might talk about family – it gives you a rough guide to where they are at.”

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