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Preston fans react to Connor Wickham rumours

Preston are still seeking a new striker ahead of the transfer deadline, but are now keen on a free agent in Connor Wickham.

North End beat Peterborough United 1-0 on Saturday afternoon thanks to a Patrick Bauer goal, but finding the net remains the biggest concern.

Preston have scored just three times in four Championship games, with Emil Riis the only attacker to score.

Defender Bauer and midfielder Daniel Johnson have also scored, leaving Frankie McAvoy needing to find another goalscorer.

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The latest target is Wickham, who visited Deepdale on Saturday to watch the victory over Peterborough from the stands.

Wickham trained with Preston on Friday according to our information, and then did the warm-down with the unused North End players after Saturday’s game according to Lancs Live.

Wickham, 28, finds himself out of contract having left Crystal Palace this summer.

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The big issue for Wickham is that he has been injury-prone for many years. Following a 2015 move to Palace, Wickham managed just eight goals in 41 games.

Preston are taking a look at Wickham to see whether he is worth a permanent deal, and fans seem split.

Some North End fans think the club should avoid another injury-prone signing and should instead focus on talents like Riis and Joe Rodwell-Grant.

Others think Wickham is worth a punt on a pay-as-you-play deal, noting that he has been a Premier League striker for many years and could help North End’s search for goals.

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