McGeady Loaned To Preston

Aiden McGeady has completed a season-long loan deal to Preston North End.
 
The Republic of Ireland winger, 30, will join up with the Championship side following the current international break and could make his Deepdale debut against Barnsley on 10 September.

McGeady arrived at Goodison Park from Spartak Moscow in January 2014 and has played 43 times for Everton, scoring once.

Last season he spent four months on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, where he netted once in 13 outings as the Owls reached the Championship play-off final.

Preston, managed by Simon Grayson, finished 11th in the second tier last term but currently sit 23rd in the division with three points from five games.

Meanwhile, James Yates has joined Crewe Alexandra on a loan deal to January.
 
The 18-year-old right-back, who joined the Blues’ Academy aged 11, will spend the next four months with Steve Davis’ League Two side.
 
Yates signed scholarship forms in the summer of 2014, by which point he had already amassed five caps for England youth sides.
 
He continued to impress for club and country, helping the Under-18s come close to securing back-to-back league titles, while also aiding England Under-17s qualify for the World Cup.
 
Yates signed his first professional contract - a two-year deal - at Everton in July 2015.
 
The Huyton-born teenager becomes the seventh loaned-out player this month after Shani Tarashaj, Conor Grant, Russell Griffiths, Luke Garbutt, Brendan Galloway and McGeady all agreed temporary moves away from Goodison Park.


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