Preston North End have been credited with an interest in Lincoln City winger Anthony Scully, as per an exclusive report from Football League World.
The Lilywhites will be battling it out with Barnsley, Millwall, and their Lancashire rivals in Blackburn Rovers, for the 22-year-old’s signature.
Excelling in The Imps side that were edged out of a spot in the Championship in the third-tier play-offs last season, Scully netted 16 times and grabbed nine assists in all competitions.
As well as being an important source of goals and assists, he was also central to the majority of attacking moves that Lincoln put together.
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With Brennan Johnson and Morgan Rogers both departing at the end of the season, the young winger found himself with even more attacking third responsibilities.
It is fair to say that once again he has stepped up to the plate and has been a vital part of Lincoln’s success when going forward.
Scully already has 11 goals and three assists in all competitions this season, with his influence growing for The Imps.
The 22-year-old’s end-product, coupled with his ability to get past a man, makes him an exciting prospect and he certainly deserves an opportunity at the higher level.
Scully also has a very high ceiling, with his number in League One suggesting that a move to the Championship is just around the corner.
Preston would be an ideal destination for the young winger, as he is likely to see a lot of game time with The Lilywhites.
Not only does he offer a completely different service to the forward players that the Lancashire club already possess, but he also fills somewhat of a creativity void.
Izzy Brown was brought in at the start of the season for the purposes of being that creative spark who could constantly churn out chances for his teammates, and whilst possessing central midfielders who have the attacking drive to hurt teams, a player like Scully is likely to bolster their final third play.
Millwall is another destination that would benefit greatly from the young winger’s arrival, but Preston would reap the benefits more.