MIDDLESBROUGH striker Bradley Fewster has joined Preston North End on loan for the rest of the season.
The England youth international burst onto the Boro scene with some impressive pre-season performances but has struggled to break into Aitor Karanka’s starting line-up as a result of their impressive start to the Championship season.
The 18-year-old from Middlesbrough - who was on Hartlepool United’s summer wishlist under former boss Colin Cooper - has been allowed to join League One promotion contenders Preston for the rest of the campaign.
Preston boss Simon Grayson said: “Bradley has a fantastic pedigree.
“He is still a young lad learning his trade, but he has scored lots of goals for Middlesbrough’s U21s and for England.
“We feel we have got a player who can play anywhere across the front line.”
Fewster, who actually played against Preston in a Capital One Cup tie back in August after making his debut against Oldham in the previous round, has been in good form for Paul Jenkins’ Under-21 side.
He has scored four goals in six appearances for Boro’s second string and has also scored five times in as many games for England U-19.