Preston will soon face a decision on the future of striker Ched Evans, with the Welshman’s contract set to expire at the end of the season.
Evans has fared better than expected on the pitch, and may well have done enough to earn himself an extension at Deepdale.
Still, North End would be wise to look at other strikers of a similar mould; experienced, physical, can lead the line and possibly teach Emil Riis a thing or two as he continues to develop his game.
The Telegraph now claim that Preston are interested in signing Luton Town striker James Collins, battling Derby County and MLS clubs in the race for his signature.
Collins is out of contract this summer, meaning he can move on for nothing in just a matter of months, making him very appealing for teams working on a tight budget.
The 30-year-old has only scored seven goals in 33 league games this season, and three of them came in one game against Preston in December, destroying North End with a superb display.
His record and age have left fans split though, with some taking to Twitter to suggest that Collins would be an ’embarrassing’ signing and isn’t any better than Evans.
Others think that Collins would be a ‘huge’ addition, noting his experience and bargain status whilst no doubt recalling how he had his way with Preston earlier this season.