Preston North End have completed the loan signing of left back Greg Cunningham from Cardiff City for the remainder of the season.
The 29-year-old, who left the Lilywhites for the Welsh club in the summer of 2018, returns to the club he made 111 appearances for between 2015 and his move to the principality.
The Irish international defender takes the No.37 short on his second spell at Deepdale and, subject to international clearance, will be available to make his second debut in a North End shirt against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough this weekend.
Greg, who signed on Thursday morning, having been with the Bluebirds squad at Barnsley on Wednesday night, was delighted to be back, saying he had ‘unfinished business’ with PNE after he experienced the Euxton Training Ground for the first time.
“I am delighted to be back and I am really looking forward to the second half of the season,” he said.
“There is unfinished business. It has probably been the best time of my career at this club and I want to get back to those times again, get playing games and repay the club.
“The training ground is very impressive, a lot different to Dodney Drive – which will always have a special place in my heart – but this is very impressive and I am just raring to go and get going.
“I am feeling good and feeling fresh. I feel I have a lot to give and I just want to thank for the club for bringing me back and I want to repay them for that.”
Manager Alex Neil was also pleased to have been reunited with the Galway-born man, adding: “What he will add is experience, grit, determination, a good role model for the younger players and an understanding of what it takes to be successful at this level.
“He is a really good lad. We know what we are getting when he comes in. All of that ticked all the right boxes for us and I think it will be a strong bit of business.”