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Preston North End register interest in signing EFL defender as potential Ben Davies replacement

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Preston North End are believed to be keen on a deal to sign Stoke City defender Liam Lindsay according to journalist Alan Nixon. 

North End are faced with losing Ben Davies to Premier League champions Liverpool on Deadline Day for a fee believed to be in the region of £2million.

This means that Alex Neil’s side are likely to be working on a potential replacement for Davies in the near future, and it seems as though Lindsay is on their radar.

The 25-year-old has made 23 appearances in all competitions for Stoke City, but is yet to feature for the Potters in this year’s campaign, which hints that his future lies elsewhere.

He has found regular game time hard to come by with Stoke since completing a move to the bet365 Stadium from Barnsley back in 2019.

Preston are still in contention to challenge for a top-six finish in the Championship, with the Lilywhites currently sat 11th in the second-tier standings with 19 matches remaining in their season.

They were beaten in their most recent fixture though, as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

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The Verdict: 

This is a move that surely works for all parties involved on Deadline Day.

Lindsay has been struggling for consistent minutes in the Championship with Stoke City, and you would imagine that he’ll be keen on a move elsewhere this month.

Preston desperately need to find a replacement for Ben Davies, who looks as though he’s heading for the exit door at Deepdale, with a move to Liverpool edging closer on Deadline Day.

It’s good to see Preston wasting no time in moving for Lindsay though, as I think he’d be a solid signing for Alex Neil’s side.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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