Preston North End to announce Cornell signing after medical completed

By Wayne Veysey

26th Jun, 2022 | 8:17am

Sources: David Cornell completes Preston North End medical as two-year deal agreed

David Cornell has agreed a two-year Preston North End deal after undergoing a medical over the weekend, Football Insider understands.

This site reported on Saturday (25 June) that the Championship club were in advanced talks to sign the 31-year-old.

Now a Preston source has told Football Insider that a full agreement is in place and Cornell is set to be announced as their latest signing on Monday (27 June).

He arrives on a free transfer after leaving Peterborough earlier this summer.

Preston boss Ryan Lowe was without a senior goalkeeper after the end of last season and now he has brought in Cornell to add to the arrival of Freddie Woodman from Newcastle United earlier this week.

Woodman is expected to be the club’s number one with Cornell providing cover and competition.

Daniel Iversen spent the 2021-22 season between the sticks for North End and won the club’s player of the season award but has now returned to Leicester City after spending the previous 18 months on loan at Deepdale.

They also released Connor Ripley and Matthew Hudson this summer while Declan Rudd retired just before the end of the 2021-22 campaign with a knee injury.

Cornell had a year left to run on his Peterborough contract but was let go early this summer.

The Welshman kept five clean sheets in 30 Championship games in 2021-22 but did not feature in either game against Preston.

The Posh have added young goalkeepers Harvey Cartwright and Lucas Bergstrom on loan from Hull City and Chelsea, respectively, ahead of the 2022-23 campaign.

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