Preston North End have completed the loan signing of forward Ched Evans from Fleetwood Town for the rest of the season.
The Welsh international striker, who has 13 caps for his country, came through the ranks at Manchester City, before a highly-successful spell with Sheffield United.
In two spells with Fleetwood he has scored 37 goals in less than 100 games for the Cod Army and he will take the No.26 shirt with the Lilywhites.
Manager Alex Neil was pleased to add the 32-year-old to his squad, saying: “He will add competition at the top end of the pitch. He is very physical; he wants to look after the ball, take it into his feet and get you up the pitch and equally score goals.
“He will be really excited about getting an opportunity in the Championship He’s an experienced player; he is a good lad – I have spoken to him at length and his character as much as anything else will be important for the team.”
Ched, who is cup tied this weekend, but will be eligible for the club’s next league game at Bristol City on 16th January said of the move: “I am really excited for the next six months, getting back to the Championship is brilliant. I’m really pleased for the opportunity and I’m looking to kick on.
“I’m really pleased to be here, the facilities and everything are brilliant and Preston North End is a club in a great position at the moment to kick on for the rest of the season.”