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Aiden McGeady signing 'a real coup' for Preston

The former Celtic and Spartak Moscow midfielder has moved away from Goodison Park in search of first-team football.

PRESTON NORTH END manager Simon Grayson says that signing Aiden McGeady is “a real coup” for his club.

The 30-year-old Republic of Ireland international joined the Championship on a season-long loan from Everton after learnring that he was not in Ronald Koeman’s plans and the Preston boss is pleased to have landed a player of McGeady’s ‘pedigree’.

“It’s a fantastic signing for us obviously, he’s played at the highest level, he’s a Republic of Ireland international, and he’s a player who has got fantastic ability,” Grayson told the Lancashire Evening Post.

“He’s got pace, good feet, good delivery, so I think he is really good signing for us, a real coup given his pedigree and the clubs that he has played for previously.”

McGeady will join fellow Ireland international Greg Cunningham at Deepdale, while compatriots Alan Browne and Eoin Doyle also play for the club.

The midfielder had fallen out of favour at Goodison Park under previous boss Roberto Martinez and spent a period of last season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, where he made 13 appearances.

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