Alex Neil has been looking to bolster his side this January transfer window already, with their latest addition being former Bristol Rovers man Billy Bodin for an undisclosed fee.
The 25-year-old was the shining light for League 1 side Bristol Rovers, where he managed to bag himself 37 goals in 81 appearances for the side with 11 of these coming this season.
Bodin has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the club as he looks to set the Championship alight, in a Preston North End side that have struggled to find any real consistency of late.
Preston boss Alex Neil was delighted with the signing as he added; ““The good thing is he has got a lot of games under his belt so we are not signing a young kid who is inexperienced. He has got a lot of experience and hopefully that can help us in terms of adding to what we’ve got at the top end of the pitch.”
Bristol Rovers was always a club close to the Welshman’s heart, and this could be felt as he took to his personal Twitter account (@BillyBodin9) to thank his previous club and their fans, while stating that he’s looking forward to the challenge ahead.
— Billy Bodin (@BillyBodin9) January 4, 2018
Following the post, as fans took to thanking the midfielder for his time at the club, and wishing him all the best for the future.
Nevertheless, here’s a look at exactly what both sets of supporters made of the message…
Welcome to Deepdale!
— Gary B (@shabbagaz84) January 4, 2018
Welcome to Deepdale cha.
— Adam Salisbury (@AdamSalisbury1) January 4, 2018
— David Buchanan (@_Buchs) January 4, 2018
i hope u well for Preston North End so u can keep Callum Robinson on the bench
— Asif Mamun (@AMamun_PNEFC) January 4, 2018
All the best Billy! One of the best to have played in the quarters! Best of luck going forward! Show the Championship what you can do! ????#Baller
— Jon Foulkes (@Foulkesy5) January 4, 2018
@Official_BRFC thanks for being a great servant. Hold your head high and have faith in your ability. Best wishes to you and Preston NE a great football club. And don't forget to put one past City82! #UTG
— Terry Emerson (@Terry_CABAT) January 4, 2018
This is how leave a club through the front door! Good luck Billy hope you do well. UTG
— Jamie Stockley (@Nortongashead) January 4, 2018
All the best Billy. Thoroughly enjoyed watching you play for the gas and my 11 year old lad has too. Some fantastic goals and you were part of a very successful period in our history. Good luck at PNE I’m sure all gas heads will be watching with interest.
— David Townsend (@Gas1883Dave) January 4, 2018