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Aiden McGeady's renaissance at Preston shows no signs of stopping anytime soon

There’s been a run of goals and assists for the 30-year-old.

Image: Dave Howarth

INEVITABLY, MUCH HAS been made of Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle making the move to Preston in the January transfer window.

But there’s another Irish international at Deepdale and he’s enjoying a remarkable renaissance.

Aiden McGeady was in a difficult place prior to his move to Preston – a temporary spell at Sheffield Wednesday didn’t go according to plan and he was left out of their squad entirely for the Owls’ Championship play-off showdown against Hull at Wembley.

Still an Everton player, he was dispatched to Preston at the start of the season and scored in his first appearance for the club in a 1-2 defeat to Barnsley. There was a lengthy wait for his next goal but two came along in the same game – McGeady grabbed a brace in a Man of the Match display against Brentford.

The 30-year-old also added an assist in that fixture – a sixth of the campaign.

And tonight, he’s extended his run of excellent form and racked up a seventh assist of the season, setting up Callum Robinson for an 8th-minute strike against Birmingham.

Meanwhile, Horgan continued his rich vein of form by conjuring an assist late on as Preston claimed a 2-1 victory.

Difficult test for Conor Hourihane tonight as he faces club he captained just a few weeks ago

‘If you’re a LOI player and you see what’s happened the two lads you’ll ask ‘why can’t it be me?”

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