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Preston North End trio face 'sticky situation' - Brown

Phil Brown
Brown has yet to win as Preston manager.

Three of Preston North End's senior players may be moved on sooner rather than later, according to Lillywhites' manager Phil Brown.

Captain Callum Davidson, Wayne Brown and Wayne Henderson all face an uncertain future at Deepdale.

Brown told BBC Radio Lancashire: "They are all in sticky situations at the moment through no fault of their own."

Davidson and Henderson are both injured, and all three are out of contract at the end of the season.

Brown continued: "Callum is injured. He's going for a week's condensed training and rehab at Lilleshall, and we'll then assess him. But I've been here five weeks now and I haven't seen Callum Davidson train, which is unfortunate for both of us.

"I've had a chat with Wayne Brown this morning, because there's one or two interested teams noticing he wasn't involved on Saturday. Unfortunately for Wayne, in his last game we conceded four goals, and four poor defensive goals as well.

"Wayne Henderson is another one who has been around the place but unfortunately never been fit enough to get out there and impress me - and that is the place to impress me."

North End are currently 10 points adrift of safety and facing almost certain relegation to Division One.

Brown said: "Callum got injured three days before I arrived, he's not had the opportunity to impress. We'll continually assess the individuals we are talking about and it's a day-to-day basis."

Brown has said he will consider offers for all of his squad, but does not expect reserve goalkeeper Andy Lonergan to join Blackpool on an emergency loan.

He said: "There was speculation about Andy Lonergan on Friday before the Hull City game, but when a manager doesn't contact a manager it can't be that serious.

"Andy just wants to play as does every player. Yes, there was an interest but I believe Blackpool were interested in another four or five keepers.

"As soon as that interest wasn't as serious as I thought, I poured cold water on it."



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