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David Moyes reportedly using old Preston connection to try and clinch West Ham signing

David Moyes is enjoying a fine run at West Ham United right now, and he may have a signing in mind to bolster his squad that brings his Preston history into view.

The Hammers have won four Premier League games in a row, and now sit in the top four of the Premier League table having hit superb form.

Moyes still isn’t getting the credit he deserves, and there are a number of his former Preston players now turning to management having learned from the Scot.

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Graham Alexander is at Motherwell having replaced ex-North Ender Steve Robinson, Michael Appleton is working wonders at Lincoln City and David Healy manages Linfield.

The likes of Sean Gregan, Jon Macken and Michael Jackson have also been managers in recent years, and there is another one currently managing in League One.

Brian Barry-Murphy played under Moyes at Preston, and is now in charge of Rochdale, where he is keeping the club afloat despite a tiny budget.

He is also overseeing the development of teenage winger Kwadwo Baah, who has caused real excitement at Spotland this season.

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The 18-year-old has bagged three goals and two assists this season, and is now wanted by Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester City according to The Athletic.

That same report states that Moyes is trying to use his Preston history to great effect; he has made direct contact with Barry-Murphy in the hope of convincing him to sell Baah to West Ham rather than anywhere else.

Moyes may have left Preston nearly 20 years ago, but his time at Deepdale could end up helping him land an exciting new addition by Monday.

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