Preston confirm done deal for Walsall winger Ginnelly

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Preston have signed winger Josh Ginnelly from Walsall for an undisclosed fee.

Preston have signed winger Josh Ginnelly from Walsall for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old, who spent three years at North End’s rivals Burnley earlier in his career, has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract at Deepdale.

Ginnelly will have to wait to make his debut for his new club as his transfer was not completed in time for him to play at Rotherham on New Year’s Day, while he is cup-tied for the home game against Doncaster in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

Preston boss Alex Neil told the club’s official website: ‘The fact he can’t play for a couple weeks could be really beneficial for him, particularly being a wide player, because there is a lot of detail for them to absorb.

‘Billy Bodin was a great example of that when he first came because the job of our wide players is very different from most other teams. There is a lot they have to take in but Josh is more than intelligent enough to grasp that, and then hopefully we can give him freedom enough to go and express himself.’

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