Sodje pens North End deal

The 32-year-old Sodje, who comes back to England after a stint

in China, has scored three goals in summer friendlies for North End

and will now make his move to Deepdale official subject to

international clearance.

Westley told Preston’s official website: “Akpo has been at the

club during pre-season and he has made a positive impact on me.

“We have agreed a short-term deal, he has been training well and

he has played well when he has been involved in games and the

opportunity to have a further look at him is one I am delighted to


Sodje added: “It is really good to complete the move. I have

been at the club for almost three weeks and now I can concentrate

on playing for Preston North End.

“It doesn’t feel like I am settling into a new place but that is

down to the rest of the boys and the club, they all made me feel

welcomed on my first day.”