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Report: Preston fighting Nottingham Forest for Hull City loanee Ryan Longman

Preston North End are believed to be in the race for Brighton and Hove Albion ace Ryan Longman if he is recalled from Hull City.

The72 report that Brighton are considering recalling Longman from his season-loan spell with Hull.

Brighton may then look to sell Longman, with a number of Championship clubs keen on cash deals this month.

Preston are believed to be one of them, with Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest also interested.

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Longman, 21, has played up front, out wide and even as a wing back, with his attack-minded nature potentially ideal for Ryan Lowe.

Longman scored a superb goal against Everton on Saturday afternoon, curling a fine strike beyond Asmir Begovic in a 3-2 defeat.

That goal may have put Longman on the radar of clubs in the Championship, and Preston may have been watching closely.

Preston’s right wing-back role isn’t really settled at the moment.

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Brad Potts has started the last two games there, but isn’t a natural wing back.

Ali McCann has had a go, Matthew Olosunde is back and Tom Barkhuizen can play there if needed.

Investing in Longman would surely mean that he is seen as Preston’s wing-back of the future having emerged in that role this season.

Beating Forest and Huddersfield won’t be easy given their play-off challenges, but Longman could be an exciting capture.

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