Preston North End may have one eye on Conor Bradley – and the Liverpool loanee has clinched an award at Bolton Wanderers.
We’re thoroughly expecting to see PNE go for another right wing back at the end of the season.
Brad Potts has filled that role admirably this season but North End ideally need another option.
The budget won’t exactly lend itself towards splashing out on a wing back so a Premier League loan could be ideal.
Ryan Lowe may fancy a deal with his boyhood club Liverpool, and Bradley was linked with PNE this season.
The Bolton News reported in November that North End had scouted Bradley in action during a loan spell with Bolton Wanderers.
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A cheeky January move was mentioned, which would have involved Liverpool recalling Bradley from Bolton to send him on to PNE.
Liverpool decided against that move though, allowing Bradley to see out the season at Bolton.
We can only imagine that PNE kept close tabs on Bradley during the second half of the season, possibly with a summer loan in mind.
North End would have been left very impressed if they were watching.
Bradley has bagged seven goals and six assists in all competitions this season, making a huge impact going forward from the wing back position.
The 19-year-old is showing impressive development but a Championship loan could be on the cards with Liverpool first-team action unlikely.
On Saturday, Bradley was announced as Bolton’s Players’ Player of the Season, earning a big award from his teammates.
That just goes to show how highly rated Bradley is at Bolton – and the kind of talent PNE could land.
Bolton are still hoping to win promotion back to the Championship, which could throw a spanner in the works.
Bradley should be a prime name on the PNE wish list though and his award-winning campaign shows exactly why.