Middlesbrough’s exciting young winger Adam Reach has joined the Lilywhites on emergency loan until the end of December.
The 22-year-old north east born forward completed the move on Saturday in time to be involved in PNE’s home clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The former England youth player made 44 appearances for Boro in 2014/15, scoring three goals, and has already made six appearances this season, including starting on the opening day at Deepdale. His last run out was also against Saturday’s opponents Wolves, as a second half substitute at the Riverside as Middlesbrough ran out 3-0 winners in the Capital One Cup against Kenny Jackett’s side.
The exciting left-sided player takes the No.32 shirt at Deepdale as was looking forward to getting started: “I'm looking forward to this exciting chapter in my career. Hopefully I will get some games and put in some good performances and help Preston climb the table.
“The way Preston play is very important to me and to Middlesbrough, they want to put me in team who are going to play a similar style. When Preston heard I was available they jumped on it and that really excited me that they were so keen, so now I just want to get the games going and get those performances in.”
Manager Simon Grayson was delighted to add another dimension to his squad’s attacking options, he added: “He’s a player that has a bit of experience. He comes in from a fantastic club and we felt that we needed an extra wide man. He gives us something different; pace, power and plenty of quality as well, so we are delighted that we have been able to bring him into the football club.
“He caught our eye when he was first at Shrewsbury and then Bradford after that, but Middlesbrough hold him in high regard. They see this as a good opportunity for him to go and get games. He will bring plenty to the squad and Middlesbrough have been very good in letting him go. He started the season against us at Deepdale and this is a good opportunity for him. There were three or four other Championship teams who wanted to sign him and we were fortunate to do the deal.”