Ridsdale rubbishes Grella link

Grella: No links to Preston

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Preston chairman Peter Ridsdale has dismissed speculation linking Mike Grella with a move to Deepdale.

Grella left Bury this week after accepting terms from an as yet unnamed club and some rumours suggested the 25-year-old American striker might be poised to become Graham Westley's 12th signing of the summer.

But Ridsdale told the Lancashire Evening Post: "Grella is not a player who we have been looking at. I don't know where that one has come from."

Meanwhile, Westley is pleased to have added some much-needed balance to his group after acquiring a clutch of left-sided players.

Paul Parry is no longer the only natural left footer in the North End squad, with Scott Laird, David Buchanan, Lee Holmes and Shane Cansdell-Sherriff having joined in recent weeks.

Westley said: "Having so few left-sided players meant the team was lop-sided. We've got some very good competition down that side of the pitch now."