Preston North End are enjoying an excellent campaign so far under Alex Neil, with the Lilywhites having established themselves firmly in the race for a top six finish come the end of the season.
Neil’s side have managed to really go on a solid run of form since the turn of the year, with Preston suffering just one defeat in their last eight Championship matches to climb up into sixth place in the table and give themselves a real platform to go on and mount a promotion challenge.
The Lilywhites have managed to get a string of consistent performances from most of their crucial first team players throughout their recent run of form, but there have been some players who have been struggling to make as much an impact on the side throughout the campaign, who might be considering whether they may be better off elsewhere.
Here then, we take a look at TWO Preston players who could potentially be better suited playing for another club…
One player at Preston who has struggled to really establish himself in the side so far this season has been Brad Potts, with the Lilywhites having a wealth of options to choose from in the midfield area, and with Alan Browne, Ben Pearson and Paul Gallagher all delivering consistent performances when called upon chances have been hard to come by for the 25-year-old.
Potts has found himself having to impress with limited time on the field from the bench over the last few weeks and months, with the midfielder making just 21 league appearances for Preston throughout the campaign, which has meant he has not had the impact he would have been hoping for since his move from Barnsley.
That means that the midfielder could potentially benefit from moving to a club who are not as stacked in terms of options in the middle of the field as Preston are, which would then allow the 25-year-old to get back to the sort of performances he was producing at Barnsley prior to his move to Deepdale.
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For similar reasons to Potts, Stockley is another player who might well be suited to potentially making the move away from Preston to another club, with the striker having found himself behind the likes of Sean Maguire, David Nugent and Tom Barkhuizen in the forward pecking order at Deepdale during the last few weeks and months.
Stockley did manage to score four goals in 17 appearances in the Championship in the second half of last season following his move from Exeter City, and he would have been hoping to really kick on this campaign and establish himself as the Lilywhites’ go-to option for goals this season.
That, though, has not worked out for the striker, who has only managed to score two goals in 20 league appearances, and there is an argument that he might need to move on to another club where he could potentially be given the chance to become the main striker again, so that he can get back to the sort of form he showed at Exeter.