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Third time's a charm - Gallagher returns to Deepdale in season-long loan deal

Paul Gallagher, Preston North End. Credit: PA

Paul Gallagher has returned to Deepdale for the 2014/15 season, signing a season long loan deal with the Club from Leicester City.

It will be Gallagher’s third spell as a Preston player. In 2007 he scored once in 19 appearances for the Club.

The forward was a key part of the Lilywhites’ squad following his arrival on loan in October 2013, scoring a hat-trick in his second appearance against Barnet in the FA Cup.

Manager Simon Grayson said: “He made it very clear to us that he wanted to come back and after negotiations with Leicester City it is a done deal for the season.

“We are grateful to Leicester for letting him come here.”

Preston to sign winger Kyel Reid from Bradford

Preston North End have agreed to sign winger Kyel Reid from Bradford City, with the player joining the Lillywhites from 1st July.

Bradford winger Kyel Reid has agreed to join Preston North End Credit: PA Images

The club said the forward "completed a rigorous medical" after he missed the second half of the 2013/14 season due to a knee injury.

He has signed a two-year deal with the Deepdale club.

Reid his former England youth international at U17, U18 and U19 level.

Preston manager Simon Grayson said: “I have worked with Kyle before at Blackpool and Glynn has also worked with him, so we know a lot about him.

“He has been a big player for Bradford in the past couple of seasons and he’s the sort of player we have been looking to bring into the squad over the last few months.

“He is still young and hungry and we are looking forward to working with him.

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Bailey becomes first Preston North End player since Finney to reach the World Cup

Brazil-bound - Bailey Wright Credit: PA Pictures

Preston North End central defender Bailey Wright has become the first player to represent the Lancashire club at the World Cup since Sir Tom Finney.

Wright has been named as one of six defenders in the Socceroos' 23-man squad and, if selected, will be the first PNE man to play in the competition since Sir Tom in Sweden in 1958.

Australia begin their World Cup campaign against Chile on Friday June 13 at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba.

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