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Preston North End not considering re-signing experienced Championship man

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According to the Lancashire Evening Post, Preston North End are not considering a move for Andy Lonergan, despite the Lilywhites looking to recruit another goalkeeper this summer.

Anders Lindegaard has been released by Preston already this summer, with Simon Grayson now looking to sign another senior goalkeeper to compete with Chris Maxwell, who established himself as ‘number one’ at Deepdale last season.

Maxwell made 38 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship last season, and was ever-present in the Preston starting XI since making his league debut against Wigan Athletic in September, replacing Lindegaard as first choice.

Preston want another goalkeeper to replace the departed Lindegaard, but are not considering Lonergan as an option, despite his availability.

Lonergan has been told he is surplus to requirements at Molineux, with Wolverhampton Wanderers happy for the 33-year old to leave the club, despite having a year remaining on the two-year contract he signed last summer.

The 33-year old is a product of Preston’s academy, and made over 200 appearances for his boyhood club between 2000 and 2011, before moving to Leeds United.

Grayson spent time with Lonergan at Leeds during the 2011/12 campaign, and since then the goalkeeper has had spells with Bolton Wanderers, Fulham and Wolves. 

Preston fans… Would Lonergan be a good deputy to Maxwell? Are you surprised to see your club not considering a move for him? Let us know your thoughts!


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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