Preston striker Ched Evans responds to Wigan Athletic transfer talk

Preston North End striker Ched Evans has addressed recent transfer talk linking him with Wigan Athletic.

The 33-year-old, who has less than 12 months remaining on his North End deal, was reportedly on Latics' radar earlier this month.

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However, the trail has since run cold and, with Latics having added both Nathan Broadhead and Ashley Fletcher to their attacking ranks, he's not sat by the phone waiting for a call.

Ched Evans is sent off against Latics on the opening day of the campaign

“It's just rumours," he said. "I don't read the media, I don't have any social media.

"For me, unless it comes to my front door, it means nothing to me.

"I'm a Preston player and I love being here. My objective when I'm here is to win games.”

Ironically, Evans was sent off against Latics on the opening day of the campaign for a crude lunge on Curtis Tilt.

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And he's hoping to do enough over the next few months to earn a new deal at Deepdale.

“I'd love to stay longer but I've got to perform on the pitch and be consistent with performances, being injury free," he said.

"I've got a whole season now to go and prove that I can go and do that. We'll see, we'll get there.

"It's an easy place to settle in, the new lads that have come in have been straight in.

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"It's testament to the group. It's not a hostile place to come to, the training facilities are excellent.

"I fit in straight away and so have the new lads, it's just nice.”