Preston have long been admirers of Middlesbrough midfielder Lewis Wing.
Back in 2018, The Northern Echo reported that North End were looking at Wing as a potential signing ahead of the January 2019 window.
In the January window just gone, Preston did consider Wing again, but instead signed Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Jayson Molumby.
Wing moved on loan to Rotherham United instead, and picked up a smart assist against Preston just days after the window shut as the Millers claimed a 2-1 win at Deepdale.
The 25-year-old has been impressing for Rotherham as they look to stay in the Championship, and some may wonder whether Preston will go for Wing again this summer.
Well, Boro boss Neil Warnock has now told The Northern Echo that Wing will be given the chance to fight for his future this summer.
Warnock did note that he wants to improve in midfield and it’s difficult for Wing to get in, but he will at least have the chance to prove his worth.
That isn’t the most passionate message of all time, and Preston may well still have a chance to sign Wing if they’re still keen – which you would have to imagine they are.