Preston are poised to sign rookie Manchester United midfielder Matthew James on loan until the end of the season.
The England under-20 midfielder, 18, will sign a deal when the emergency loan window opens on Tuesday.
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The Rochdale-born will go straight into Preston`s squad for Tuesday's visit of Sheffield United in the Coca-Cola Championship.
James will become the second United player to join North End on loan following the recent recruitment of Danny Welbeck to the Deepdale ranks.
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