Monday, July 03, 2006

Jeffers goes north, Tyrone heads south

The 'fox in the box' Francis Jeffers has signed a two year contract at Blackburn after a disappointing two years at The Valley. Apart from two goals scored in a win over Villa, Jeffers never really made the grade at Charlton and was loaned out unsuccessfully to Rangers. He'll probably score for Blackburn against us, just us Svensson did in a 1-0 win at Norwich before heading back to Sweden.

Jeffers will be joined at Blackburn by former Wigan player Jason Roberts who was also touted as a Charlton target.

Preston defender Tyrone Mears was absent as his team-mates returned for pre-season training on Monday after travelling to London for talks with a Premiership club, widely believed to be Charlton. However, latest reports suggest that the £3m bid for Mears has been made by West Ham which would suggest that Luke Young is not going there (although he could return to Spurs).

Preston supremo Paul Simpson told the club's official website: 'The situation was Tye decided he wanted to go and get an opportunity to play in the Premiership so he's gone for talks and we'll just wait and see. It would have been better if it was all sorted by now but that's life.' Indeed it is, especially at the North End.


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