Huntington picks Preston

Tue, 22 May 18:57:00 2012

Yeovil skipper Paul Huntington will sign for Preston when his contract expires at Huish Park.

The 24-year-old defender will put pen to paper on a two-year deal at Deepdale on July 1.

The Glovers confirmed earlier on Tuesday that the former Newcastle man had rejected the opportunity to stay at Huish Park.

In a statement, North End chairman Peter Ridsdale said: "We are continuing to quietly work hard behind the scenes to put the pieces together of a team we hope will challenge at the top end of League One next season.

"Paul is a hungry young footballer and yet another player who has captained the team he is with this season, like John Welsh. If we can have a team of 11 leaders on the field then we will definitely be competitive."

Manager Graham Westley added: "Paul has big club experience at both Newcastle and Leeds, and League One experience at Yeovil Town. He has all the attributes needed to be successful at this level and I fully expect him to be so."


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