Preston North End have signed midfielders Danny Pugh and Michael Tonge on emergency loan deals from Premier League Club Stoke City.Advertisement
North End handed in all relevant paperwork to governing bodies on Wednesday afternoon and the deals were officially completed on Thursday morning for the two players who are both returning to Deepdale after prior spells at the Club. The pair will remain with the Lilywhites until Sunday 19th December.
Pugh will be remembered after signing for Preston permanently in June 2006 from Leeds United. The 28-year-old was used as a left winger before switching to Stoke City on loan in November 2007 before making the move permanent in January 2008.
Tonge is back at Deepdale after joining the Club on loan in November last year and will again reinforce North End’s options in midfield.
Both players will be available for selection for the Lilywhites’ trip to face QPR at Loftus Road on Saturday. Pugh has been handed the number 24 shirt and Tonge the number 28 shirt.
They join fellow new recruit Ritchie de Laet in strengthening Darren Ferguson’s squad for the trip to Neil Warnock’s unbeaten QPR on Saturday.