Ched Evans joins Preston on loan from Fleetwood for the remainder of the season | Football news

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Preston loaned Ched Evans to Fleetwood for the remainder of the season.

Evans has scored 37 goals in 99 games over two periods with the Cod Army and will now wear the No.26 jersey at Deepdale.

Preston manager Alex Neil told the club’s website: “He will add competition to the top of the pitch.

“He’s very physical; he wants to take care of the ball, take it on his feet and get you on the pitch and score goals as well.

“He will be really excited to have a chance in the league. He is an experienced player; he is a good boy – I have spoken to him at length and his character as much as anything else will be important to him. team.”

Evans is tied for Saturday’s FA Cup third round match at Wycombe, but will be eligible for the club’s next Sky Bet championship match at Bristol City on January 16.

“I’m really excited for the next six months, coming back to the championship is great,” said Evans.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity and looking to get started. The facilities and everything are great and Preston North End is a club in a great position right now to start for the remainder of the season.”

Evans’ departure from Fleetwood comes two days after manager Joey Barton left Highbury Stadium.

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