BREAKING: PNE sign striking duo Stevie May and Eoin Doyle on a three-year deal and season-long loan respectively. pic.twitter.com/gH9wDDcM95— pnefc (@pnefc) September 1, 2015
The one-cap Scotland international striker only joined the Owls for a seven-figure sum 12 months ago, arriving to much fanfare from SPL outfit St. Johnstone.
He arrived at Hillsborough as an expected 15-goal a season man but he struggled to make an impact, notching only seven goals in 39 Championship appearances as the team finished in mid-table.
May started the current campaign down the striking pecking order and out of favour under new boss Carlos Carvahal, prompting plenty of speculation over his future.
With talk ripe of a potential deadline day switch, Preston North End ultimately made a late offer which was deemed sufficient, as the deal went through minutes before the 6pm cut off time.
The Lilywhites have started the current campaign in steady fashion, picking up five points from five matches having already played promotion favourites Middlesbrough and Hull City.
However, with only two goals scored, it was clear there was room for improvement in the striking department and boss Simon Grayson will be hoping that 22-year-old May will make an impact.
With Fernando Forestieri joining from Watford, Sheffield Wednesday will be happy with their late business, whereas Preston have also added Eoin Doyle on a season-long loan deal from Cardiff City.