According to the Daily Record, ex-Preston North End winger Daryl Horgan is set for a return to England with Wycombe Wanderers.

The Hibernian wide man was left out of yesterday’s game with Aberdeen to facilitate a move away from Easter Road, though Jack Ross wouldn’t name his next club.

Now, it’s stated that Horgan is heading to Wycombe, having been in talks with the Chairboys for ‘the past couple of weeks’.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Daryl Horgan of Hibernian FC looks on during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hibernian and Kilmarnock at Easter Road on September 15, 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)


The 28-year-old is ow on the verge of completing his move, meaning he will be playing for North End cult hero Gareth Ainsworth.

Horgan will hope that his latest spell in England goes better than his last, as he struggled to really make an impact with North End.

Horgan joined North End in January 2017, having been the shining light for Dundalk in their Europa League campaign, and he looked to be a real coup on a free transfer.

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BARNSLEY, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Preston North End’s Daryl Horgan rues a missed opportunity during the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Preston North End at Oakwell Stadium on December 26, 2017 in Barnsley, England. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Sadly, Horgan managed just four goals and five assists for North End, and was gradually phased out of the picture by Alex Neil.

Preston sold him to Hibs in 2018, marking the end of a rather underwhelming 18 months at Deepdale for the winger, though one of his better displays did come against Wycombe in a 2018 FA Cup tie; maybe that’s something that has stuck in Ainsworth’s mind.

Horgan is now heading back to England, where he will hope to prove North End and Neil wrong – and he could return to Deepdale with Wycombe on December 5th.

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