Preston North End interim manager Frankie McAvoy has been left delighted for former Motherwell star Louis Moult after his return from injury.

Moult is a beloved figure at Fir Park after a fruitful spell in claret and amber had him score 49 goals in 98 appearances. But since his move to Preston North End in 2017, he has suffered injury, ruled out for over 18 months with a horror knee injury in the summer of 2019.

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Preston North End delight for the Motherwell hero. (Photo by Mick Walker – CameraSport via Getty Images)

But he returned, ironically at the place where he picked up the injury, against Swansea City this week, McAvoy delighted (Lancashire Post): “It is amazing how things happen in football. Louis has worked very hard to come into the fray and it was great to have him with us in the squad.

“I’d spoken at length with our medical team because Sean Maguire had picked up a calf niggle and we didn’t want to take a chance with that. I thought about Louis coming in and being involved, and the medical people were fine with it. Louis had trained well and it was good to have him back.

“He went away from Swansea with a smile on his face rather than the pain of the last time he was there.”

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