Oldham Athletic are looking to bring in Preston North End midfielder Ben Pringle, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

Richie Wellens is looking to add Ben Pringle to his squad as he looks to replace Jack Byrne who’s loan has expired. Pringle is out of favour at Deepdale and is available to leave with Oldham ready to pounce.

The Newcastle-born left-sided midfielder started his career in his native north east, before a move to Derby County in 2009, where he made over 20 appearances in his two years with the Rams.

Pringle then signed for Rotherham United in 2011, where he made over 150 appearances for the Millers in four years, scoring 22 goals and being named in the PFA League One team of the year in their 2013/14 promotion season.

After four successful years with the Yorkshire club, Pringle signed for Fulham in the summer of 2015, featuring for the Cottagers in the Championship, before signing for Ipswich Town on loan during the 2015/16 season.

Pringle then became North End’s seventh summer signing in June 2016.

According to The Star, Rotherham United old boy Ben Pringle was a summer transfer target for Millers manager Paul Warne.

Pringle could be Oldham’s 2nd signing of the January transfer window as Wellens has already brought Dundalk’s key man Patrick McEleney to the club.

McEleney is delighted to sign for Latics as he said: “It was an easy decision after I met the manager and I had been around the place. The style of play is going to suit me and I’m looking forward to getting started now.”


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