CRESSWELL DEAL FALLS THROUGH
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
PNE and Wednesday had agreed a fee for the former England U21 international, but after delaying any move until after Saturday's curtain-raisers, Cresswell did not continue talks.
Preston Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: "As everyone is aware we agreed a fee with Sheffield Wednesday some time ago and although we postponed the deal to avoid disruptions to our opening game, we expected the player to get back to us this week if he was going to sign for Preston.
"Richard has failed to get in touch with us and so we can only conclude he is not interested in joining us, so as far as we are concerned the deal is dead.
"We will now concentrate on some of the other players we have already been looking at and hopefully there will be movement on those in the near future."