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Trundle Agrees Deepdale Deal

20 July 2012

Lee Trundle has put pen to paper on a one-year deal at Deepdale following a successful trial at the Club.

Lee Trundle has put pen to paper on a one-year deal at Deepdale following a successful trial at the Club.

The Liverpool-born centre forward scored his first goal in a North End shirt in Tuesday night’s friendly with Chorley, a powerful run that started ten yards inside his own half before running and slotting into the bottom corner.

He has been allocated the No.10 shirt following his registration and returns to the north west following a successful spell in Wales, only ended when the club he was playing for went out of business.

The 35-year-old is familiar with the Deepdale territory, having played two reserve games for the Club almost a decade ago, when a youngster at Chorley, and also scored 11 goals in just ten games when on loan at Bamber Bridge in his early 20’s.

The skilful frontman made a name for himself in Wales, firstly with Rhyl and then in the league with Wrexham and Swansea City, scoring 78 goals in 146 appearances for the Swans – including one against North End in the FA Cup back in January 2004.

Most recently he scored 26 goals in 59 appearances for Neath before their demise in the summer, but it now looking for a new start at Deepdale and admitted he was excited at the challenge ahead.

“I’m delighted to join a massive club. Although we are in League One, the Club should be a lot higher and I am looking forward to being a part of this season and getting the Club promoted.”

Chairman of football Peter Ridsdale was also pleased to have added the former Bristol City striker to the squad, adding: “Lee is a player the manager identified as someone he felt would add attributes to the squad that we didn’t have. His performances in the two pre-season games have impressed the manager and the supporters alike and I am delighted he has agreed to join us and wants to be a part of what we believe could be something special for Preston North End.”

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