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Keith Treacy and the Casual Enquiry!

There has been plenty of speculation this week regarding Eddie Howe's targets but at least one of the potential players on his radar appears to have been confirmed.

Preston North End Chairman, Maurice Lindsay confirmed this week that Eddie Howe had made a 'casual enquiry' regarding their winger, Keith Treacy.

"We had a casual enquiry from Burnley about Keith," said the North End chairman'

"It was a lightweight enquiry really, asking about his situation.

"As I`ve said before, we won`t let players leave this club unless it suits us."

It looks like that could be the end of the matter and Howe will move on but it all makes for interesting reading and gives the Clarets a flavour of the areas that Howe wishes to strengthen. Do we need a new winger or are they edging their bets in case Chris Eagles becomes a Premier League player? Of course we may never know but Treacy is certainly a talented player and he may think himself it is time to move on following Preston's relegation to League 1 at the end of last season.

The 22 year old Republic of Ireland international left winger is of course a former Blackburn Rovers player which would go down well with the Clarets faithful should we sign him! He did however only make 22 appearances for the club and spent most of his time at Ewood Park out on loan. He had spells at both Stockport County and Sheffield United.

Treacy signed a two-and-a-half year contract with Preston North End in February 2010

The Chairman's remark suggests they will try and hold onto Treacy but a number of clubs seem to have been tracking the player as well as Burnley. Championship rivals Hull,Ipswich and Nottingham Forest are also all reported to be interested.

One media report also suggested the Clarets have already had a bid of 800,000 turned down. It is thought 1 million however could be enough to tempt Preston who are in deep financial trouble following their relegation. They will certainly want to get the best price for the player but it is understood manager, Phil Brown will not stand in the player`s way should he wish to play at a higher level than League 1.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 5 2011

Time: 9:14AM

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Good player and would be a good signing! Wonder what Wallace thinks of the Treacy enquiry?
turfmanphil
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05/06/2011 09:27:00

Dare I say on here that, rather like casual sex (if I can remember back that far) a casual enquiry leaves you feeling not really sure what's going on and somewhat unsatisfied on a Sunday morning?
Couch Potato
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05/06/2011 09:37:00

Yeah its sort of like: Howe' So then I just wondered about Treacy..?' Preston chairman 'No feck off' Howe 'Aye OK!'
turfmanphil
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05/06/2011 10:06:00

Do we need another winger with three already at the club and if we are paying that sort of dosh are we not better spending the money improving other areas of the team.
Fedupclaret
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05/06/2011 10:28:00

Yeah,tend to agree Fedup although I just wonder if we are preparing to offload one of our wingers. Wallace has not set the world alight and Eagles might be a prem club target
turfmanphil
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05/06/2011 11:22:00

For that sort of money would prefer to sign Jack Cork.
cornwallclaret
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05/06/2011 12:51:00

Lets swap Wallace and Cort for one decent player, I remember Saturday swap shop......2 average players on offer for one decent one.....Noel Edmonds rocks!!!! NURSE??
VinRogue
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05/06/2011 18:06:00

I think I agree with VR as long as I can share his Nurse!! :-)
turfmanphil
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06/06/2011 21:48:00

 

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