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Cort Joins Preston on Loan

Central defender,Leon Cort has become the fifth Clarets player to leave Turf Moor for a loan spell.

Today is loan deadline day and the former Stoke defender has joined local rivals, Preston North End on a month's loan.

The 31 year old will be at Deepdale until the end of December.

Cort has struggled to make an impression this season and has made just three starts for the Clarets. He also blotted his copybook by being sent off in the home game against Reading back in October for the first time in his career. He went over 6 years without being booked or sent off in a competitive game, this record spanning over a total of 150 games for Southend, Hull, Palace, Stoke and Burnley.

Newly installed manager,Brian Laws signed Cort in January 2010 for 1.5 million pounds on a 3-and-a-half year deal.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 25 2010

Time: 12:26PM

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Confirmed. Preston Mad not happy bless-'Not content with loaning half the players in the Football League, Darren Ferguson is now set to move for Burnley defender Leon Cort. Ferguson has decided it is not his fault that Preston can't defend and he is unwilling to blame his defensive coach David Unsworth. Instead he appears to be blaming the players who seemed to be able to defend to an adequate level under the previous regimes of Simpson and Irvine - even making the play offs one year. Cort has been kept out of the Burnley first team in recent months after originally joining from Stoke. He is set join on loan until January. At that point we will glady give him back to the Clarets as a far poorer defender than when he arrived. Ferguson will have made him into a non-league defender in a matter of no time at all. '
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25/11/2010 12:32:00

Burnley boss Brian Laws explained: "Leon is disappointed he's not in the side after he lost his position after being sent off for the first time in his career. "But it's not just that that's cost him, it's his position at the moment. Michael Duff has come in and formed a good partnership with Clarke Carlisle."
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25/11/2010 12:39:00

St Ledger always seems to get good reviews, but on highlights I have seen a few 'errors' he has made. Is he out of form? Was he the one holding things together previously?
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25/11/2010 12:53:00

I'm shocked anyone wanted him! everytime i saw him on the box last season he was our weakest link. I couldn't get my head around why he was 1st choice? Far too slow for me.
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25/11/2010 14:51:00

It is easy to be critical, but Leon makes it easier than most. Wish him all the best and hope that this loan eventually becomes permanent, because I don't see him getting near our team at the moment.
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25/11/2010 18:22:00


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