PNE lure Johnson to Deepdale

BY foxsports • February 1, 2011

The 26-year-old has made just five Premier League starts since joining from Kansas City in 2008 and was loaned to Cardiff last term. Manager Phil Brown said: "Eddie is yet another addition to our band of strikers. He brings more pace and strength and alongside Iain Hume, Nathan Ellington, Leon Clarke poses a significant forward threat. "We also have Paul Hayes and are hoping Chris Brown will soon overcome his injury." Chairman Maurice Lindsay said: "This brings our recent signings to four before the deadline closes and we also decided not to let any of our players go during the window. "We want to make every effort to stay in the Championship and we are confident we now have a strong squad to do just that." Johnson told the club's official website: "I'm delighted to be joining Preston North End. "There is a lot of history behind the club and I think they are in a false position right now in the league. "I am looking forward to being a part of their tremendous comeback to get themselves up the table where they should be. "When I heard that Preston were interested in me, I contacted my agent to make sure it was something that could happen and now I am looking forward to it. "It was great to hear from the manager and the chairman and of how pleased they are to have me here as a player."

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