According to Bristol Live, Preston striker Jayden Stockley is nearing a move to Charlton Athletic, picking them over Bristol Rovers.
We’ve checked this with a couple of sources and believe a loan move until the end of the season is close, with the possibility to turn the move permanent in the summer.
It’s claimed that Bristol Rovers have ramped up their efforts to sign Stockley, given that he worked with Pirates boss Paul Tisdale at Exeter City.
They were hoping that the striker would pick a reunion with his former manager, but Charlton have won the race.
Stockley was thought to be keen on a move to Rovers after they worked out a way to sort out his wages, but has ultimately plumped for Charlton.
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Stockley, 27, hasn’t been on the bench for Preston’s last two games, and it seemed likely that he would be on the move – two years since arriving from Exeter in a £750,000 move.
The target man has only managed nine goals in 69 games for Preston, and drops into League One to try and rediscover his goalscoring touch.
It would be a surprise to see Stockley salvage his Preston career from here, especially inside the final 18 months of his contract, but you just never know – a prolific spell with the Addicks could change everything.