Three Preston players Alex Neil could target if he's made West Bromwich Albion manager

General View of The Hawthorns before the match between West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic at The Hawthorns on December 26, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

The Preston North End boss is said to be one of West Bromwich Albion's two main targets.

Preston North End manager Alex Neil during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Birmingham City at Deepdale on January 20, 2018 in Preston, England.

The Preston North End manager, Alex Neil, remains one of the leading contenders to succeed Darren Moore at West Bromwich Albion, according to the Express & Star.

But which of his Preston players could Neil target this summer if he's appointed by the Baggies - and assuming the Lilywhites don't go up.

 

HITC Sport takes a look...

Darnell Fisher

Preston North End's Darnell Fisher  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Birmingham City at Deepdale on March 16, 2019 in Preston, England.

West Brom will be keen to improve upon their current full-back options whichever division they're in next season and Fisher, who was one of Neil's first signings at Preston, could be high on the 37-year-old's list after starring under him these last two campaigns.

Ben Pearson

Preston North End's Ben Pearson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Birmingham City at Deepdale on March 16, 2019 in Preston, England.

Central midfield is another area in which Albion are likely to be busy this summer, with Gareth Barry, James Morrison, Chris Brunt and Rekeem Harper all out of contract. And signing Pearson, a former Manchester United youth, would add fresh bite to the Hawthorns' engine room. The 24-year-old's partner-in-crime, Alan Browne, would be another useful addition, but only recently signed a new long-term deal at Deepdale.

Callum Robinson

25th September 2018, Deepdale, Preston, England; Carabao football, third round, Preston North End versus Middlesbrough; Callum Robinson of Preston North End celebrates a goal in the 27th...

West Brom could find themselves short of wingers this summer, with Jacob Murphy and Jefferson Montero both due back at their parent clubs. And Robinson, whose Preston contract expires in little more than a year's time, may be a suitable long-term replacement, having scored or assisted 11 goals in 19 games this season. The 24-year-old has links to the Midlands, where he began his career as an Aston Villa player.

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