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Report: Josh Harrop unlikely to leave Preston today despite local interest

Incoming at Preston are unlikely before the 11pm deadline tonight, and outgoings are difficult to see too with Josh Harrop set to stay.

Lancs Live claim that Harrop is unlikely to secure a move away from Preston tonight and is poised to stick around after all.

There has been League One interest in Harrop, and we understand Fleetwood Town showed some level of interest in the playmaker.

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Simon Grayson was Preston manager when Harrop was signed, shortly before Grayson quit North End and moved on to Sunderland.

Grayson has already brought defender Tom Clarke and striker Joe Garner to Fleetwood, signing two of his former Preston players.

It seems that no deal was able to be done though, and Harrop won’t be heading back down into League One.

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The 25-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Ipswich Town, but endured a pretty miserable time at Portman Road.

Harrop was on the bench for Preston against Swansea City on Saturday afternoon, but it seems unlikely that he will have a big role to play.

North End returning to the Central League offers Harrop the potential for reserve action, but not offloading the former Manchester United man today is a massive blow to any hopes of an incoming.

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