With the January transfer window just a few weeks away, clubs are already putting into place plans for the winter window.
This week has seen Preston North End linked with Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson, with the Sheffield Star reporting they are among a trio of Championship clubs after the 24-year old’s signature.
The Lilywhites, along with Blackburn Rovers, Derby County and Scottish giants Rangers are rumoured to be interested in the Wednesday keeper, who has fallen down the pecking order at Hillsborough.
Alex Neil’s side certainly will face competition for Dawson’s signature and should have a contingency plan in place should the player join one of the other clubs.
Here are three goalkeepers Preston should look to should they fail in capturing Dawson’s signature…
Moore made 43 appearances for Wednesday’s inter-city rivals Sheffield United during the Blades’ 2016-2017 League One winning season, keeping 17 clean-sheets.
The last couple of seasons, however, have seen Moore fall down the pecking order at United due to Dean Henderson’s impressive performances last year and in the Premier League this season.
At 29, Moore may be looking for a chance at more regular football, and with Preston reportedly wanting to strengthen their goalkeeping department, this could be a deal that suits both parties.
Peacock-Farrell joined Preston’s Lancashire rivals Burnley from Leeds United back in August, but is yet to make an appearance for the Clarets this term.
The Northern-Irish international made 28 appearances for the Whites last season, keeping 10 clean-sheets before the arrival of Kiko Casilla in January.
It is hard to envisage Peacock-Farrell breaking into the Burnley first team this season with both Nick Pope and Joe Hart ahead of him in the squad.
At only 23, Peacock-Farrell already has 40 Championship starts under his belt and could boast Preston’s goalkeeping department with a loan move to Deepdale in January.
If Preston are looking for a cheaper deal, then they could opt for free-agent Jordan Archer.
Archer, 26, has made 69 Championship appearances since the start of the 2017-2018 season and may consider himself unlucky to have been released by Millwall in the summer, after being a key player for them for the last four seasons.
In October, it was reported that Archer was training with Aston Villa to keep up his fitness and if Preston were to move for him they would have a ready-made experienced Championship keeper.
At only 26, and with a wealth of experience, Archer could no doubt be a huge coup for a number of Championship clubs and should be an option North End should consider to bolster their goal-keeping department.