Preston North End manager Phil Brown has taken Febian Brandy on trial as the English striker recovers from a long-term injury reports the Daily Mail.

The former Manchester United striker, 21, is without a club after he was released by Sir Alex Ferguson and the Red Devils at the end of last season after suffering a broken metatarsal.

Brandy, who has previously spent time on loan at Swansea, Hereford and Gillingham has just finished a trial with high-flying Leicester City, but manager Sven Goran Eriksson decided against offering him a permanent contract.

Having failed to make the grade at Old Trafford, the writing was on the wall for Brandy who has never featured in the Manchester United first team. He is now looking to rejuvenate his career at Deepdale and will hope to help the Championship side in their fight against relegation.


Since recovering from injury, the young striker who has previously featured for the England U-20 squad has been working closely with physio Mick Rathbone in an attempt to regain fitness.

The Lilywhites newly appointed boss Brown explained, "'Basil' (Rathbone) brought it to my attention that Febian had been training with him on a three or four-week basis.

"He had been to Leicester on a trial period, but Leicester had five, six or seven strikers to choose from. Obviously there was no room for him there.

"I need to speak to his agent and we will see where that takes us."

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