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Preston-linked free agent Andy Cannon admits he wants to sign for a team up north

Preston already have a host of midfield options at Frankie McAvoy’s disposal, but new options keep being linked.

Ben Whiteman, Ryan Ledson, Tom Bayliss, Alan Browne, Daniel Johnson and Brad Potts are all in the mix for North End ahead of next season.

Still, The Telegraph reported last week that Preston are looking towards Andy Cannon and a possible deal for him.

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Cannon has left Portsmouth at the end of his contract, and it’s claimed that Hull City and Charlton Athletic have joined North End in the race for him.

Cannon, 25, played in 49 games for Pompey this past season, but is now on the hunt for a new club ahead of next season.

Born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Cannon emerged with Rochdale before heading down to Portsmouth, and he’s now looking to come back up north.

Cannon has told The News that he had a discussions with boss Danny Cowley, and they agreed that it was time for him to move north to be with his family again.

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“I wouldn’t really say I was released. I had a discussion with the manager and said I wanted to get further up north to my family,” said Cannon.

“I appreciate the conversation and how he took it, he was sound about it. I think it was best for both of us and now I can get back home and be a bit more settled. We had a discussion about it (the option) and agreed maybe it was my time to get back up north and be closer to my family,” he added.

Preston offer Cannon that opportunity to get back up north, but some will wonder whether he’s really needed given those midfield options.

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