Oster in North End trial
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
John Oster is on trial with Championship side Preston North End.John Oster is on trial with Championship side Preston North End.
The former Sunderland man is searching for a new club after being released by Burnley at the end of the season.
Oster could be playing in The Premiership only for off-field problems leading to Sunderland cancelling his contract in January before going on to gain promotion.
Oster is now looking to get his career back on track and is hoping to impress North End boss Billy Davies.
The 26-year-old took part in Preston's pre-season friendly at Bamber Bridge on Saturday, as he starts his bid for a contract.
Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell had previously been interested in bringing Oster back to Elland Road earlier in the summer, but it is now Preston who look like offering him a footballing lifeline.