Reports started to surface int he lead up tot he season that Preston were interested in young midfielder Tom Bayliss from Coventry. The England under 20 international put pen to paper on a four year deal just before the start of the season.
It has been a strange summer of recruitment from Preston. There was a lack of signings followed by two just prior to the start of the season. Neil wanted to focus on experience yet most of his signings apart from Nugent have been fairly youthful including Bayliss.
It will be a step up for the youngster who featured heavily in League One last season. Whilst the fee was undisclosed reports suggests a figure in the region of £2 million was agreed between the two clubs.
Bayliss will be competing with Browne, Gallagher, Pearson and Ledson for a spot in midfield. It is suspected that Daniel Johnson may now depart after Prestons ecured the services of Bayliss.