Preston take on Cardiff City on Sunday afternoon, and may be left cursing the latest news from South Wales ahead of the game.

North End were outstanding in the second half at Brentford before the international break, claiming a 4-2 win down in West London.

The international break may have somewhat stunted the momentum, and it will be a tough ask against a Cardiff City who beat North End 3-1 at Deepdale in June.

Neil Harris already has a tricky side at his disposal, but he has now added to it with a huge signing ahead of this weekend’s game.


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Cardiff have completed the loan signing of Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, landing him on a season-long deal in a move that will strike fear into many Championship clubs.

The numbers are pretty eye-watering; Cardiff are not only paying £1.2million to sign Wilson on loan, but are also paying his £60,000-a-week wages in full according to Wales Online.

That’s a massive deal for a Championship club, and a major coup for Cardiff given that the 23-year-old played in the Premier League with Bournemouth last season.

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Wilson’s record in the Championship is pretty incredible. Across spells at Hull City and Derby County, he has racked up 22 goals and seven assists in just 53 games.

Wales Online’s Glen Williams claims on Twitter that Cardiff believe Wilson will be able to play against Preston on Sunday, though it’s unclear whether he will start or not.

That’s not exactly great news for North End, as Wilson could prove to be a game-changing addition, whilst fellow new additions Dillon Phillips and Filip Benkovic may be in contention too.

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