Preston have already snapped up three new faces this month, but Collin Quaner won’t be joining them.

Josh Ginnelly, Jayden Stockley and Brad Potts all arrived last week, bolstering Alex Neil’s squad.

With Ginnelly one for the future, a more experienced winger may still be on Neil’s radar this month.

One of the main names linked has been Huddersfield’s Quaner. Even going back to the summer, the German was touted as a North End target.

The Huddersfield Examiner noted the rumours of Preston’s interest, but no deal materialised before August’s transfer deadlines.

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Collin Quaner of Huddersfield Town and Matt Targett of Southampton during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Southampton FC at John Smith's Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by William Early/Getty Images)

Murmurings of renewed interest kickstarted last month, but the 27-year-old attacker won’t be heading to Deepdale this month.

That’s because Quaner completed a move to Championship bottom club Ipswich Town on Tuesday evening, joining on loan.

Quaner will stay with the Tractor Boys until the end of the season, meaning he will face North End on the 19th of April at Deepdale.

Capable of playing up front or out wide, 6ft 3in Quaner could have brought a versatile option to Neil’s attacking options.

However, he is far from a prolific scorer, and has been something of a wildcard at Huddersfield rather than a consistent performer, meaning North End may be won’t feel they’ve missed out here.

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