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Evans Ready To Kick-On

6 January 2021

New signing Ched Evans is looking forward to his return to the Championship after joining the club on loan for the remainder of the season.

Speaking to iFollow PNE after putting pen to paper on the deal, Ched said: “I’m 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 for the next six months.

“It was about pushing on for the rest of the season, making some signings in this window to boost the squad and it’s just pushing on for the next six months which is the business end of the season. I’m really pleased to be here, the facilities and everything are brilliant and Preston is a club in a great position at the moment to kick on for the rest of the season.

On what he can bring to the side, 32-year-old continued: “If the chances are created I will definitely be trying to get on the end of them, there are some great players here and it’s a team that scores goals and I’m just really looking forward to the next six months and getting some goals, creating some goals and getting some wins and pushing Preston up the table.

 “With the other players creating chances and scoring goals and getting chances, it breeds confidence so in regards to coming here, I’m playing at a good level with really good players and so I’m looking forward to the next six months and cracking on.”

Evans will be unavailable for this weekend’s FA Cup tie against Wycombe Wanderers but he feels the period between now and his first opportunity to play will be beneficial to him.

“I will be cup-tied for the game against Wycombe but it will give me some time to get some running in my legs and get some good training sessions in and be ready to kick on against Bristol City in the next league game.

“It will be like a mini pre-season effectively, although I’ve been keeping myself fit, it’s about building relationships with players, getting to know the lads, it’s a new club so getting to know everybody’s names and things like that. Once the time does come to put the shirt on you’ll be ready for it so it will be a good ten days to get going.”

Watch the full interview with Ched on iFollow PNE now.

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