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Connor joins on season-long loan

Stanley bring in tall frontman on loan from Preston North End

2 September 2019

Striker Connor Simpson has signed for Stanley on a season-long loan from Championship side Preston North End.

It’s deadline day for League One and Two clubs at 5pm today and John Coleman has snapped up the 6ft 6” teenager.

The 19-year-old began his career at Hartlepool United and was on loan at Carlisle United last season.

He has come in as cover with Swansea loan frontman Courtney Baker-Richardson out for two months with a groin injury and Offrande Zanzala having a scan today on a hamstring injury picked up last week.

“We have lost two strikers at the blink of an eye which hasn't been ideal,” said Coleman.

“We need cover in that area and Connor has a lot of potential. This is a chance for him to kickstart his career again.”

The deal is subject to EFL and FA approval.

Welcome Connor to Accrington Stanley on Twitter - he's @connorsimpsonn9!

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