PNE target Andrew Hughes keen on Championship move

Peterborough United are expecting further interest from Preston North End in left-back Andrew Hughes.

Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 9:03 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 10:11 am
Peterborough left-back Andrew Hughes (right) has been subject of three bids from PNE

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony revealed on Twitter on Tuesday night that North End had made three bids for Hughes, all of which had been turned down.

Barry Fry, United's director of football, doesn't expect that to be the end of it.

Fry told the Peterborough Telegraph: "We’ve turned down three offers from Preston so far, but if they up their offer slightly the deal could well be on.

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Peterborough United director of football Barry Fry

“Our manager likes Andrew. His original contract runs out at the end of June, but we have already taken up the option of another year.

"We’ve spoken to his agent about a further extension, but he insists that won’t be happening,

“Andrew is 26. He has only played for us and Newport and he fancies the challenge of the Championship and the benefits that come from that.

“I expect Preston to come back for him."