Stoke’s huge striker Jon Parkin has joined Championship club Preston North End on loan with a view to a permanent move.
The 26 year old only joined Stoke from Hull last June, after impressing on loan towards the end of the 2006/07 season, scoring three times. He found chances in the first team hard to come by last season though, scoring just twice all year. He did though score in City’s midweek Carling Cup win over Cheltenham.
The future fee is rumoured to be of around £500,000