Preston seek striker
By Peter Fraser
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Simpson has spelt out the need to find a replacement for David Nugent.
Preston manager Paul Simpson has spelt out the need to find a replacement for David Nugent.
The 22-year-old striker finally left Deepdale, after a summer of uncertainty, by securing a £6million switch to Portsmouth on Wednesday.
Simpson, though, has moved on and admits he already has his eye on a new forward to bring to the club.
"There is one striker in particular who I would like to bring in but whether we can afford him is a different matter," said Simpson.
"We just need to see what comes up over the next few weeks really because clubs are a bit reluctant to let players go until they've got their own replacements in.
"We've just got to wait and hope that if the club are prepared to let the lad go then we're in a position where we can afford to do it."
Simpson already has Brett Ormerod, Neil Mellor, Patrick Agyemang and Karl Hawley to lead the line but he believes an additional front man is a necessity.
Preston will be looking to improve on last season where they missed out on a place in the Championship play-offs on the final day of the campaign.