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Monday 18 December 2017

Everton exit is on Aiden's agenda

Loan star Aiden McGeady
Loan star Aiden McGeady

Loan star Aiden McGeady says he's open to the idea of a permanent move to Preston after admitting that his career at Everton is over.

The Ireland international joined Everton from Spartak Moscow in 2014 but his time at Goodison Park has not been a success.

The 30-year-old has started just 14 Premier League games in three years and this season-long loan deal with Preston is his second loan spell away from the club.

McGeady's stock is high after he scored twice in last week's 4-2 win over Brentford and he is already planning ahead, aware that he needs to leave Goodison Park even though his contract there runs until the summer of 2018.

"I've still got another year at Everton but I think it is quite clear that I'm not part of the manager's plans there," he says.

"I will see how it goes until the end of the season and see what happens in the summer. If it comes to it and Preston want to offer me something, I like it here. I'm happy with how things have gone. I've gone from not playing to getting my confidence back and playing the way I can."

McGeady says the move to Preston, unlike his unhappy loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday, has revived him and the winger is keen to sustain that form so he can win back his place in the national team.

He went to Euro 2016 on the back of an unhappy time with Wednesday and, while he started all three games at Euro 2012, he only managed three sub appearances at Euro 2016 and he has played just once to date in the World Cup qualifying campaign.

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