Preston sued Robbie Brady on trial amid Bournemouth talks
Preston has judged Robbie Brady as Ryan Lowe looks to another free agent to potentially bolster his North End squad.
When Preston returned to Euxton for pre-season training on Monday, few expected to see a trials rider join the North End squad.
Former Liverpool talent Ben Woodburn has joined Preston after agreeing a two-week trial with the club.
Boss Ryan Lowe has hinted that more trials riders could also arrive, and it looks like it didn’t take long for that to happen.
Preston put Robbie Brady on trial
Lancs Live is now reporting that Preston is taking a look at Burnley ace Robbie Brady.
It is understood the Irishman has joined Woodburn to agree a trial with North End, meaning we could see both players in action against Bamber Bridge on Saturday.
Brady, 30, becomes a free agent this summer with the end of his contract at Bournemouth.
Bournemouth have confirmed in their shortlist that they are continuing talks with Brady over a new deal, but he is heading into training with Preston instead.
TEAMtalk reported earlier this month that Hull City, Burnley and Norwich City were all considering re-signing Brady, while Huddersfield, Middlesbrough and Sunderland were also keen.
Preston now appear to be ahead of the pack after inviting Brady to train at Euxton with Lowe’s side.
Brady would likely be a left winger in Lowe’s 3-5-2 setup after playing all the way down the left flank during his career.
The former Manchester United talent has great technical ability and his deliveries into the box have always been impressive.
It’s an attribute shared with Xavi Quintilla, whom Preston was looking to sign but couldn’t get a work permit.
Brady is a proven performer and could solve a real problem for North End, but his injury record will be a major concern.
Brady has started just 14 league games over the past two seasons and played just 191 minutes for Bournemouth last term.
Cherries boss Scott Parker admitted in February that Brady “just can’t stay fit for a while” after suffering a calf injury that ruled him out for three months.
Lowe wants tough players and Preston doesn’t want another Connor Wickham situation, so it’s a little surprising to see Brady on the radar, but maybe his quality is just too hard to ignore.
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