Preston North End striker Ched Evans remains coy on signing a new contract with the Championship club.
Evans joined North End on a short loan deal at the beginning of January but after just one month the striker signed a permanent deal with the side.
The former Sheffield United striker joined the club after impressing with League One outfit Fleetwood Town where he scored 31 goals in three seasons.
Since joining the Lilywhites, Evans has contributed three goals in his 10 league appearances so far and will be hoping to add more in the coming weeks to help turn Preston’s poor form around.
Speaking in an interview with Lancashire Live, the Welshman said when asked about the possibility of another year at Deepdale: “Yeah I should’ve scored the penalty against Cardiff, that was a joke.
“But with regards to the games that I have played, I feel that I’ve done okay, I’ve done well.
“I’ve scored a few goals and I feel we could’ve created more chances.
“And if we did create those more chances, I feel I could’ve scored more goals.
“But it is, for me, just about taking every game as it comes now and performing.
Evans’ North End side have slipped to three straight defeats in the league and could now find themselves in an unwanted relegation battle if they fail to steady the ship.
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Preston face top of the table Norwich City tomorrow before games against Swansea and Brentford who are both in the play-offs.
Evans has explained how the team need to fight for every point remaining in the league.
“Some games I felt we could’ve fought more, possibly created more chances, crosses into the box and stuff – at the end of the day there is 11 players on the pitch and we need to go out and perform, you need people to take control.
“Being more solid at the back, I felt the manager tried his utmost to make happen but ultimately it came down to how we did it on the pitch.
“You can’t have too many people not performing because it just doesn’t work and for me, the last eight games now, you are basically going to battle in every game.” he said.
There is no doubting that Evans is a striker that knows where the back of the net is.
The 32-year-old has played almost every minute since joining in January and is clearly a big part of Preston’s plans.
Given a full pre-season with the squad he should be able to hit the ground running next season.
The club should try and get him tied down to a new contract, even if it is a short term one.