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Preston sign Barnsley forward Iain Hume on loan

Ian Hume
Former Leicester striker Hume has scored 80 career goals

Preston have signed Barnsley forward Iain Hume on a three-month loan deal, with a view to a permanent move.

The Canadian international, 26, who has been out of favour at Oakwell, is set to make his North End debut against Norwich on Saturday.

Preston boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Lancashire: "The thing about Iain is he knows the league well - he's always scored goals."

"He can play right wing, left wing and up front. He's a good player."

Hume joined Barnsley in 2008 but has netted just nine times in 55 appearances after struggling to get a regular run in the side.

His first season was curtailed by a horrific head injury suffered against Sheffield United.

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"There's no gamble here, some people might talk about his injury but no, that's not a problem," Ferguson added.

"He's a player I've always admired -whenever I've played against him he could cause you problems.

"For whatever reason he's out of favour at Barnsley - I just think he needs a fresh start especially after the injury and everything - we're delighted to get him."



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