Preston manager Alex Neil has said that striker Jordan Hugill will put transfer talk behind him, as per a report by the Lancashire Post.

Jordan Hugill has been the subject of intense transfer speculation over the summer. He has been targeted by Wolves, Birmingham and most recently Reading. The Royals made an £8 million bid for the striker on deadline day. Hugill also handed in a transfer request two days before the deadline, showing his intention to leave Deepdale.

However, a move away never happened and Hugill will remain a Preston player, at least until January. He has scored 3 goals for Preston so far this season. Manager Alex Neil, who replaced Simon Grayson in the summer in the Deepdale hot seat, has said that the target man will put transfer talk behind him and will focus on the job at hand at Preston.

Hugill, 25, scored 13 goals for Preston last season. Although still young, he is a well travelled striker. He was born in Middlesbrough and was a product from Glenn Hoddle’s academy in Spain and had a spell at Jerez Industrial. He moved to Whitby Town in 2011 before securing a transfer to Port Vale in 2013. He scored 4 goals in 20 games for Vale and had a profilic loan spell at Gateshead which resulted in a move to Preston in 2015. He has since had loan spells at Tranmere and Hartlepool.

He has played 80 games for Preston so far. This number is set to rise, as well as his goal tally if he replicates last seasons form, as he will remain a Preston player.

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