City loan Barker to Preston


Last Updated: 07/08/18 10:06pm

Brandon Barker impressed on loan at Hibs last season

Brandon Barker impressed on loan at Hibs last season

Manchester City winger Brandon Barker has joined Sky Bet Championship side Preston on a season-long loan.

The 21-year-old came through the ranks at the reigning Premier League champions and has been capped by England at U18, U19 and U20 levels.

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He spent the 2016-17 season in the Netherlands with NAC Breda and had a successful spell on loan in Scotland last season, playing 30 times for Premiership side Hibernian.

Barker told Preston’s official website: “I am delighted to get the deal done, as soon as it came up I was buzzing.

“I have had a couple of successful loan spells and I am looking to build on that. Last year in Scotland I did okay and hopefully this year is the same.

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“I hope I can show what I do in the games. Hopefully I can help the team as much as I can, work hard and try and give the fans what they want.

“I spoke to the manager and he did a good job of selling the club to me. He is a manager I think I can improve under; he has a young squad with some older faces and I can’t wait to get going.”

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