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Sam Johnstone joins Preston

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Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnston has moved to League One outfit Preston North End on loan until the remainder of the season after being recalled from his previous loan spell at Doncaster Rovers, reports the club's official site. 

The 21-year-old, who has been a key member of the Doncaster side throughout the course of the campaign so far, looks set for a bright future in the game.

And, having complete a move to Preston, he will now be hoping to gain promotion with the club to the Championship with his new side currently sitting fourth place in England's third tier. 

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov, meanwhile, thanked both Johnston and Manchester United after seeing the player leave his club. 

Speaking to the Doncaster official site, the club's manager said: “Sam and Man United have been brilliant throughout so thanks to both parties. There is now a huge opportunity for Marko, starting tomorrow night at Bristol.

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"Marko is a fantastic young goalkeeper who has worked tirelessly with Gez all season. He has the ability to be a regular at this level and we have all been working with him to help him achieve this."

It's certainly not surprising that Manchester United have handed the youngster another temporary period away from the club, with a number of top goalkeepers already plying their trade at the Theatre of Dreams. 

Options at Old Trafford 

United only recently secured the services of ex-Barcelona man Victor Valdes on an 18-month deal, whilst they still have Danish shot-stopper Anders Lindegaard at the the club. It remains to be seen, however, as to whether Lindegaard will stay at the club beyond the end of this current transfer window. 

It's David de Gea, though, who rightly holds the No.1 spot at the club, with the Spanish international having proved his class in recent time. In truth, the man that was brought to the club under the Sir Alex Ferguson regime, has been the team's standout player over the course of the last 18-months. 

United fans will certainly be hoping that their world-class 'keeper signs a long term deal with the club in the near future, with Spanish giants Real Madrid reportedly interested in his signature. 

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