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Darnell Fisher Signs For Preston North End

26 July 2017

Preston North End have completed the permanent signing of Rotherham United full back Darnell Fisher for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old right back, who played 35 games for the Millers last season, has signed a three-year deal with the Lilywhites and takes the No.14 shirt.

Darnell started his career north of the border with Scottish champions Celtic, going on to make 21 appearances for the Bhoys first team, as well as playing under the tutelage of former Lilywhites full back Callum Davidson, on the coaching staff at St Johnstone, during a loan spell at McDiarmid Park.

Speaking about the new recruit, manager Alex Neil said: “He's perfect in the fact that he wants to try and find his way in his career. He is a determined lad; he has come through Celtic's ranks, so he's used to high standards and winning games and expecting to be challenging at the top end of the table.

“He has had that experience there, which I think will certainly help him.

“I think we needed a few more bodies in defensive areas and I think Darnell will fit in perfectly for us. I think it's a great bit of business.”

The player met his new team-mates for the first time on Wednesday afternoon and was looking forward to a new challenge, he added: “I spoke to the manager and he really sold me on the club. Everything he said to me about the club was positive and he’s going to add to it, hopefully we can do well.

“He has said he’s going to make me a better player and hopefully I can be a better player under his guidance. It was all very quick, I got the call yesterday and we have managed to get it done by today.”

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