Preston close on signings
Darren Ferguson expects to re-sign Matt James and Danny Welbeck as he closes on new signings.
Last Updated: 02/05/10 12:25pm
Darren Ferguson feels he is close to adding new signings to his Preston North End squad and expects to bring Matt James and Danny Welbeck back to Deepdale next season.
Manchester United duo James and Welbeck joined Preston on loan earlier this year, although the latter has returned to Old Trafford for treatment on an injury.
Ferguson feels another loan deal for midfielder James is close to being finalised and he also hopes striker Welbeck will link up with the Lilywhites again.
And, ahead of the final game of the Championship season against Reading on Sunday, the Preston boss confirmed he is pressing on with other potential signings.
"I have my targets and we are down the line with certain ones," Ferguson told the Evening Post.
"I'm trying to get some in quite quickly before people go away on holiday. The chairman has been really positive about that.
"Hopefully one or two players will be in over the next couple of weeks, and it's not the United lads I'm talking about, it is different players.
"Matt James' deal is done really, without actually signing any contracts yet, and with Danny Welbeck there will be another couple of conversations."