Preston North End capped off an impressive January window with the late addition of highly-rated Everton attacker Anthony Gordon on loan.
Gordon was part of a trip Deadline Day swoop, which included the signings of Liam Lindsay from Stoke and Sepp van den Berg from Liverpool – both loan deals.
The Teenager has struggled for first-team opportunities under Carlo Ancelotti this term, featuring just seven times in all competitions, including one Premier League start.
Gordon impressed in the early rounds of the Carabao Cup against both Salford and Fleetwood and started the FA Cup third-round victory over Rotherham United last month.
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But the attacker’s only minutes in the Premier League came in the Boxing Day victory at Sheffield United, and has therefore decided to move to Deepdale for the remainder of the campaign.
Preston have scored just once in their previous five Championship matches, meaning Gordon will be hoping to provide the spark in a currently blunt frontline as Alex Neil’s team bid to climb the table in order to prevent their campaign from fizzling into a mid-table finish.
Here’s how the Preston fans on Twitter reacted to Gordon’s addition:
We got an absolute steal getting Gordon by the sounds of it. #pnefc
— whitemanSZN (@JakobsenSzn) February 2, 2021
#pnefc basically like a new squad, let’s hope the new lads get to know each other quickly💙 looking forward to seeing Antony Gordon 👌
— L.D.G (@PNEGOINUP) February 2, 2021
Credit to Neil has got a knack for fetching in players
— Marcus (@marcusl04) February 2, 2021
Chuffed with Gordon signing. Heard some good reviews about this kid. Up the whites! #pnefc
— Liam Fell (@liamfell2010) February 1, 2021
That’s Gordon let gooooo
— Sam Yates (@SamYate53375140) February 1, 2021
Gordon is some player, good signing. #pnefc
— luke (@fortsandvodka) February 1, 2021
Best bit of business #pnefc have done this window. Welcome to Deepdale Anthony Gordon
— Jake (@Jake83076831) February 1, 2021
Absolutely massive. https://t.co/Zy7ZrtNovW
— HC (@harry_pnefc) February 2, 2021
— Harrison (@hgwalshy) February 1, 2021
— Janine Clitheroe (@Janinepne) February 1, 2021