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2 realistic signings Preston North End should try to make before Friday’s 5pm deadline



It has been a quiet summer transfer window for Preston North End up until now.

Danish striker Emil Riis Jakobsen is the only player to have arrived at Deepdale so far this summer, having joined from Randers in his home country.

But while it has been suggested that that will be it in terms of business from the Lancashire club for the current market, there is still time for that to change before Friday’s 5pm deadline, and it could be arued that there are certain areas of Alex Neil’s squad that could benefit from some extra reinforcement.

With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at two players Preston should look to sign before that deadline, if they decide to head back into the market.

Jonas Lossl

While Declan Rudd remains Preston’s undisputed number one, the Lancashire club do not have much in terms of an experienced and established backup to the 29-year-old.

Connor Ripley has never played regularly above League One, while Mark Hudson is still young, meaning there could be some concern if Rudd was to pick up an injury or suspension.

Bringing in Lossl, who has plenty of high level experience, would help to combat that, and with Robin Olsen providing competition for Jordan Pickford – and Joao Virginia also on the books – Lossl could be open to a move elsewhere that could give him a greater chance of regular first-team football.

Oskar Buur

Preston do look somewhat short on full-back options this season, with Darnell Fisher, Andrew Hughes and Joe Rafferty only experienced natural options on either side of their defence.

Cover in that position could therefore be useful for North End, particularly with the heavy schedule that they, like all clubs, are facing this season.

As a result, a move for Buur to help provide them with cover in the full-back areas may be a sensible one for Preston to make, with the 22-year-old available for loan as he goes in search of more regular first-team football.

UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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