Preston pick up Williamson
Irvine delighted with midfielder's arrival
Last Updated: April 2, 2009 10:45pm
Williamson: Preston new boy
Preston have bolstered their squad with the loan signing of Watford midfielder Lee Williamson.
The 26-year-old has joined North End on loan until the end of the season.
Williamson has made 38 appearances for the Hornets this term and his arrival is something of a coup for Preston.
The former Rotherham man is eligible for all of Preston's remaining fixtures this season, including any potential play-off matches that North End may be involved in.
Preston boss Alan Irvine was delighted to land Williamson after losing Barry Nicholson and Richard Chaplow to injury.
"He's a central midfield player, he's a competitive player, he's comfortable on the ball, he can make a pass, he moves well with the ball," Irvine told the club's official website.
"He's an all-round midfield player, someone who can get forward but someone who is prepared to do the defensive jobs and I am hoping that he strengthens us in that department."