Preston North End have beaten MK Dons, Millwall, Wigan, Peterborough United and Portsmouth to sign Exeter City striker Jayden Stockley, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

Preston North End have beaten MK Dons, Millwall, Wigan, Peterborough United and Portsmouth to sign Exeter City striker Jayden Stockley.

Pete O’Rourke tweeted: “Preston have beaten off late interest from Wigan to land Exeter striker Jayden Stockley. #pnefc #wafc #ecfc”

Jayden Stockley was a journey man before moving to Exeter City for a club record fee as he had loan spells at eight clubs, including Torquay United, Leyton Orient, Woking and Accrington, followed, before he finally made his mark in his last at Exeter City in the first half of 2016, before joining permanently from Scottish side Aberdeen in August 2017.

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Jayden Stockley has scored 16 times already this season and has been rumoured for a departure in the transfer window.

MK Dons made an huge effort to sign Exeter City striker Jayden Stockley but Preston North End have won the race to sign him.

Preston North End have activated Exeter City striker Jayden Stockley’s buy-out clause and could be set to beat League One leaders Portsmouth, MK Dons, Peterborough United and Millwall to sign him.

BC Radio Devon’s Exeter commentator Andrew Barge told BBC Sport: “We knew when he was on loan here, two seasons ago, what a good player he was and it was disappointing when he signed permanently for Aberdeen.”

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“Since he’s come back, he’s been magnificent for the team, whether he’s played as a lone striker or in a partnership, and his ability and hard work are showing dividends.”

“The goals speak for themselves and he’s proving that last season wasn’t just a one off. At just 25, you hope there’s more to come from him.”


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