Louis Moult’s time at Preston North End came to an end this summer, after an injury ridden three-and-a-half years at the club.
Joining after a prolific spell in Scotland with Motherwell, Moult showed glimpses of what he was capable of, but unfortunately never established himself.
He did give the club some memorable moments, especially a winner against Nottingham Forest at The City Ground which sent the away end into exuberant celebrations back in December 2018.
He leaves Deepdale with the best wishes from Preston fans, in part due to his committed displays and also the great charitable work he did off the pitch during his time in Preston.
Moult has now secured his next club after signing a two-year deal with League One side Burton Albion. He joins Jayden Stockley in dropping down to League One, after the target man moved to Charlton earlier in the week, but you would expect both to have a strong season at that level.
The former Stoke City striker will now be managed by ex-Netherlands international striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. The Premier League legend certainly knew how to find the net during his playing career. He scored 127 goals in the top flight and twice won the Golden Boot.
The former Leeds United and Chelsea striker will be able to lend his knowledge to Louis Moult who will hope to find his goal scoring boots again. Hasselbaink is in his second spell at Burton Albion and guided them to safety this year following a great end of season run.
Preston fans were quick to wish Louis Moult good luck with his new club, just as they had done with Stockley a few days earlier.
All the best King Louis!! You’ve got a great player and an even better fella!— luke (@fortsandvodka) June 17, 2021
Will destroy league 1 if he can keep fit. Very good on the ball and always seems to know where the net is! Great addition and deserved more at Preston !— Ben (@Ben78242083) June 17, 2021
Great signing for you guys, look after 👑 @louismoult he’s been a great guy for us on & off the pitch. Still gutted that injury was the last we saw of him on the pitch. Go smash it 👑 Louis.— Steve Ward (@WardyPne) June 17, 2021
Good luck King Louis 👑 bad luck with injuries for us— Chris Blaylock (@ChrisBlaylockDJ) June 17, 2021
Got yourself a good player lads 🙏🏻
Good Luck Louis☘Wish we had seen more of you at PNE !— SimonMcBride Photography (@SimonmcbrideP) June 17, 2021
Deserved more of a chance at North End.— simo7pne (@simo7pne) June 17, 2021
Horrible injury luck but definitely a good striker.
Most unlucky player we have had since Steve basham in my opinion. Every time he got a run of games he did well and scored a fair few.— R.W/PNE/gers WATP (@lancs_rob) June 17, 2021