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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Preston put faith in Irish strikeforce

LEAGUE ONE side Preston hope that an all-Irish strike force can lift them into the promotion play-off places after moves for Graham Cummins and Rhys Murphy just before the transfer window closed.

Cork City man Cummins will finally achieve his dream of playing in England after agreeing terms on a two-year deal this morning. The 24-year-old, who had been on trial at Sunderland under Roy Keane and was also linked with a number of Championship clubs, impressed the Preston scouts having scored 45 goals in all competitions over the last two seasons, including the goal on the final day of last season which won the First Division title for Cork at Shelbourne's expense. The €100,000 move to Preston went through today after former Waterford United and Cobh Ramblers man Cummins passed a medical late last night.

One of his team-mates at Deepdale will be current Ireland U21 cap Rhys Murphy, who has joined from Arsenal on loan until the end of the season.

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