You would hardly have noticed they were here but Forte and Hoskins have spent a month on loan at Preston and have now returned to their parent club, Southampton.

Forte made four appearances although he hardly made an impression after an absymal performance away at Bury saw him jeered by the Preston fans. Hoskins was a waste of a loan and only the exiting Brown knows why we signed a kid from another club to play one reserve game for a month.