Select a Team

Prev Game: Sky Bet Championship Wed 19th Oct

prev game - Preston North End
team 1 score team 2
Preston 3 - 1 Huddsf'ld

Next Game: Sky Bet Championship Sat 22nd Oct

next game - Preston North End
team 1 score team 2
Norwich 15:00 Preston

Diouf training with Preston

Brown rules out offering forward a deal

Last Updated: 06/09/11 1:51pm

  • Share:
Diouf: A free agent after leaving Blackburn and training with Preston to keep up his fitness

Diouf: A free agent after leaving Blackburn and training with Preston to keep up his fitness

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Preston boss Phil Brown has invited free agent El Hadji Diouf to train with the club to maintain his fitness, but stressed that the former Blackburn forward will not be signing a deal at Deepdale.

Diouf left Rovers by mutual consent last week after an agreement was reached with manager Steve Kean to terminate his contract six months early.

The 30-year-old is therefore looking for a new club and he has been given the opportunity to link up with Preston for training.

Brown worked as assistant manager at Bolton when Diouf moved to the Reebok Stadium from Liverpool in 2004 and remains an admirer of the player.

However, he has made it clear that the former Senegal international's wages would be well out of Preston's reach.

"Diouf is a good friend of mine and he's keeping himself fit here," Brown told the Lancashire Evening Post.


"Blackburn paid his contract up last week and now he's a free agent. I should think that, as a free agent, he'll be a very valuable asset for someone.

"What people must realise is that Diouf is not here because we're signing him.

"If I could sign him, we'd be on to an absolute winner, but that's not the reason for us working together.

"It's a win-win situation as far as I see it. Diouf is working to keep himself fit until he gets himself fixed up with a new club, and we're getting the benefit of having a very talented player training with us for a short while.

"We were together at Bolton and he's someone I've always seen eye-to-eye with."

  • Share:


Related Profiles

Most Popular


McClaren in quotes

McClaren in quotes

As Steve McClaren makes a shock return to Derby, we chart the ups and downs of his career in his own words...

The life 'Out of Contract'

The life 'Out of Contract'

Sky Sports Originals documentary 'Out of Contract' follows five footballers across the world in search of a new club.

Why call Warnock?

Why call Warnock?

As Neil Warnock takes over at Cardiff, we look at why the veteran boss is still in demand.