Preston North End have confirmed Striker Stuart Beavon has agreed to join Burton Albion on a season-long loan from July 1st on the clubs official website.
Beavon, joined the Lilywhites from Wycombe Wanderers in August 2012, made an immediate impact at Deepdale, scoring on his debut in a 4-1 victory against Swindon Town. Since then the striker, 30, scored 11 times for North End, totalling 69 appearances.
Preston have a recall option in January if they wish to fetch him back from Deepdale. Lilywhites manager Simon Grayson told clubs official website: “Stuart was a player who came to see me on a number of occasions last year and felt he needed to be playing on a regular basis and this opportunity came up for him. Geographically, he has got a house in the Burton area and it all seemed to work, I didn’t want to stand in the way of a player who wants to play first team football. With the signings we have made, we felt it was a good opportunity for Stuart, we listened to what he had to say and we have given him the chance to leave. This isn’t a deal I was desperate to do, but when a player lives in that area and says that he would like to go, you have got to listen to them. We have done the best deal that we can financially, and also with the recall clause in January, we will see how things develop. Like any player, they all want to be playing and last year Beav was in and out of the team due to different reasons, and now he goes there and we wish him well. We will analyse the situation in January and see how things are going, but it was a decision that suited Stuart and we have decided that it is too good an opportunity for him to turn down.”
Speaking on his new clubs official website Beavon said: “This club as what it takes to get promoted. I watched some of the games last season and seen the players that have come in so we have a great chance of promotion, Having been involved at Preston in the play-offs last season, I didn’t really want to leave League One but having seen what this club can do I’m really looking forward to joining up with the lads and getting started.”