Preston confirmed this evening that Steven Smith has left the club by mutual consent ahead of his contract ending this summer.

Smith was signed atthe last minute before the season started by Brown to fill the vacant left back poisition. He was one of a number of people who Brown was looking at and some may say his least preferred choice.

He was givena one year deal after signing on a free but only appeared 14 times for Preston with many of those resulting in a booking or a red card. The club agreed to cancel his contract early with a settlement agreed. He is now epected to move abroad.