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Humphrey Signs For The Lilywhites

4 June 2013

Preston North End has pulled off a major coup with the arrival of winger Chris Humphrey from Europa League qualifiers Motherwell.

The Jamaican speedster, who has two caps for The Reggae Boyz, has put pen to paper on a two-year-deal at Deepdale beginning on the 1st July.

North End fought of competition from a host of clubs for the signature of the 25-year-old, who made over 150 appearances for Motherwell scoring nine times, having moved north of the border in 2009 from Shrewsbury Town where he spent almost three years.

Speaking of his second acquisition of the summer, manager Simon Grayson said: “I am pleased to sign him as we faced a lot of competition from a lot of other top clubs.

“He has been linked with some big names and to secure his signature tells us something about the football Club and Chris’ ambition.

“He had a good season at Motherwell, hence all the interest and I think we have got an exciting winger on our hands.

“What highlighted it for me was after meeting the player and telling him to go away and think about it for 24 hours, within ten minutes he walked back in the door and said he wanted to sign.

“That says a lot about the player.”  

Speaking to PNE.Com about his move, Humphrey added: “It feels unbelievable to be honest, when you look at the history of the Club, it’s massive and they have had some great people there in the past and I’m really looking forward to the first day of pre-season.”

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