4:30 pm, Wed 13 Feb 2013 Granada Sport
PNE statement on Westley departure
Preston North End Football Club can confirm that Graham Westley has left his position as manager.
Graham oversaw a fundamental change in reducing the wage bill in line with the financial fair play criteria and brought together a whole new squad of players last summer.
After an initially encouraging start to the season regrettably results have not been acceptable and the Board felt that a change of manager was the only way forward.
Graham leaves with our thanks and best wishes for the future.
An announcement regarding interim management arrangements will be made on Thursday 14th February.
12:48 pm, Wed 13 Feb 2013 Granada Sport
Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport
Preston have confirmed that Graham Westley has stepped down as manager after 13 months in charge.
The 44-year-old's departure from the club comes after Tuesday night's 3-1 defeat at Yeovil.
After the loss at Huish Park, Westley insisted that he would not resign from his post.
"I'm a professional person and when things aren't working it is my responsibility to do what I can to put them right," he said.
"I have never walked away from anything in my life and don't expect me to."
Westley leaves the Lilywhites just five points above the npower League One relegation zone, with only one win in the competition since November.
12:28 pm, Wed 13 Feb 2013 Granada Sport
Preston North End release manager
Preston North End have released manager Graham Westley.
The League One side have only won once in the league since November and last night's 3-1 defeat at Yeovil leaves them just five points above the relegation zone.
Westley took over at Deepdale just over a year ago.
3:35 pm, Fri 08 Feb 2013 Granada Sport
Preston North End announce Lee Trundle's departure
Preston North End have announced that forward Lee Trundle has agreed a mutual cancellation of his contract and will leave the club.
Credit: Press Association
The striker suffered a cartilage injury in pre-season and then a hamstring strain as he stepped up his training on his return from injury.
12:11 pm, Tue 16 Oct 2012 Granada Sport
Striker Akpo Sodje has extended his stay at Preston North End.
The 32-year-old is the Deepdale club's top scorer with seven goals in 12 games.
10:11 am, Sat 18 Aug 2012 Granada Sport
Preston's Jamie Proctor joins Swansea
Jamie Proctor, left, playing for North End against Watford
Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport
Preston North End have announced their striker Jamie Proctor is joining Premier League team Swansea.
The Preston-born 20-year-old is moving for an undisclosed fee after telling Deepdale bosses he wanted to play higher level football at the end of last season.
Proctor was given his début by Darren Ferguson in 2010 and has made 40 appearances for the club.
In a statement, Preston North End said: "The Club would like to wish Jamie all the best in his future career."
1:19 pm, Mon 06 Aug 2012 Granada Sport
Barton leaves North End for Coventry
Adam Barton has left Preston North End for fellow League One side Coventry.
A product of North End's youth system, the 21-year-old played more than 50 times for the Deepdale Club.
Chairman Peter Risdale said:
Adam has gone to Coventry. That happened this morning.
At the moment that is the only definitive movement out of the club.”
– Peter Ridsdale, Chairman, Preston North End
5:43 pm, Fri 20 Jul 2012 Granada Sport
PNE's Conor McLaughlin joins Fleetwood Town on permanent basis
Conor McLaughlin has agreed a deal to join Fleetwood Town on a permanent basis. The Northern Irish international defender completed the move on Friday afternoon after talks were concluded between the two clubs and the player.
The 21-year-old Belfast-born right back joined Preston as a scholar at 16 and progressed through to earn a professional contract in January 2010. He made his debut later that year, in a televised game against Hull City.
He suffered a broken leg the following year, but returned to full fitness and went on to make 24 appearances for the Preston North End, but spent the last two months of last season on loan at Shrewsbury Town.