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Ryan Lowe content with his squad despite Preston North End’s poor form

Preston North End manager Ryan Lowe has said he is content with his squad even if the club does not sign more players in January.

North End have signed Tom Cannon and Liam Delap on loan deals from Everton and Manchester City during the winter transfer window.

While many Preston fans will feel that is not enough, their manager has declared that he is satisfied if the club has finished its business dealings.

Any incomings will depend on players leaving the club, and there have been no offers made.

Lowe said (via Lancashire Post): “If something comes up, look we don’t know if anyone will move out on loan or whatnot, we don’t know yet.

“Mikey (O’Neil) has gone out to Grimsby but that doesn’t affect anything really. He’s gone there with the purpose of getting some game time and playing there in the league.

“We’re always monitoring stuff but if we’ve got to go with what we’ve got until the end of the season, I will be quite content.

“We’ve got a fantastic squad – we’ve got some good players, we know that. Are we limited in certain areas? Yeah, of course we are. Are we limited with finances? Yeah, of course we are. But it’s not one that I ever moan about or complain about.

“Every team that I’ve been at we’ve had to overachieve. That’s certainly what we’ll try and do now. On the flip side, we’ve got to be in it together.

“We have to make sure we say the right things and make the right noises. We have to stick together as one, the club, the fans, the players, to try and achieve something.”

Preston are currently 13th in the Championship. While they are not in danger of a relegation battle, they are also unlikely to push into the promotion places.

Lowe is determined to overachieve despite his team not winning any of their last five league games. Their only win in that run came in the FA Cup against Huddersfield Town.

Most recently, Norwich City embarrassed them 4-0 at Deepdale Stadium. Despite the run, Lowe remains positive.

He is looking forward to his side’s trip to Birmingham City, hoping he has a squad with a clean bill of health after missing Brad Potts, Ben Whiteman and Ched Evans in recent weeks.

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