League One side Plymouth Argyle are rumoured to be after Preston forward, Eoin Doyle, Sky Sports sources understand.

The 29-year-old is yet to feature for the Lilywhites this season and spent the second half of last season on-loan at Portsmouth, who along with Argyle gained promotion from League Two last season.

The former Cardiff man struggled for form, scoring just twice in 12 appearances for the Fratton Park side. Despite this, it is believed that the two clubs have agreed terms subject to a season-long loan deal being completed.

Manager Derek Adams has built a reputation for reviving players careers since taking the helm at the Pilgrims in 2015 and will hoping to inspire the form that saw Doyle register 32 goals in 69 appearances for Chesterfield between 2013-15.

Doyle would provide further depth for Plymouth, who announced the loan deal of Celtic forward Nadir Ciftci on Monday following the news that first choice forward Ryan Taylor would be out for three months after sustaining a broken ankle during his sides’ opening day 2-1 defeat at Peterborough.

At 6ft and 6ft 4in the pair fit perfectly into Adams’ style of football with a 4-2-3-1 formation being deployed last season and the duo could be set for their debuts as Argyle host Scunthorpe this Saturday at Home Park looking to continue a reasonable start which has seen them pick up four points from their opening three League One matches.

With a potential tenth signing of the summer arriving it would appear that it will be a quiet transfer deadline day in Plymouth with perhaps only a central midfielder to come in amid injury concerns over Jamie Ness since his summer arrival from Saturday’s visitors.

The pair would join Nathan Blissett, and the inexperienced Alex Fletcher. The pair have registered two goals between them this season, although they proved to be a Fletcher brace as Argyle beat Chelsea U23’s in the Checkatrade Trophy on penalties after an initial 2-2 draw.


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