Preston sign strikers Stevie May and Eoin Doyle
Last Updated: 02/09/15 8:44am
Preston North End have signed Stevie May on a permanent deal and also secured fellow striker Eoin Doyle on a season-long loan.
May, 22, has signed a three-year contract after moving to Deepdale for an undisclosed fee from Sheffield Wednesday and will be joined by Cardiff City striker Doyle for the rest of the season.
The Scot scored seven goals in 39 Championship appearances for Wednesday last season after joining the club from St Johnstone in August 2014.
Doyle helped Chesterfield reach the League One play-offs last season, scoring 25 goals in 33 games, including a hat-trick against Preston before moving to Cardiff during the winter transfer window.
North End boss Simon Grayson said both players had been on his radar for some time.
"Stevie and Eoin are players that we've been after in the past and so when the option became available to be able to sign one permanently and one on loan, it was a great opportunity to go and get good players who will enhance the squad and obviously I'm looking forward to working with them," Grayson told www.pnefc.net.
"It's a long season, there's a lot of games and you've got to make sure that all of the players are fit and raring to go, so I'm just delighted to have these options, they are quality additions and provide good competition for places which can only be healthy."
May said: "It is a big club and one that has wanted me for a long while. There has been a link for about 18 months, so it was nice to sign and finally meet the manager."
Doyle added: "It will be tough getting in the team, but I am really looking forward to it."