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16/07/2010 15:12, Report by Ben Hibbs

Preston swoop for Gray

Scottish defender David Gray has joined Preston North End on a free transfer.

The 22-year-old spent six years at United, progressing through the ranks from the Academy to the Reserves, and joins Darren Ferguson's side on a two-year deal.

Speaking to the official PNE website, Gray said: "I have been on loan for the last two seasons and now I have got a permanent move which I think I will enjoy.

"Preston have always been a solid Championship side for as long as I can remember. There are great traditions and it is a big club."

Gray will see a familiar face at Deepdale - young United midfielder Matty James joined the Lilywhites on a season-long loan deal earlier this month.

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