Former Partick Thistle defender Liam Lindsay has switched clubs, leaving Stoke City for Preston North End on a permanent basis.

Lindsay spent six months on loan at Preston from Stoke City last season but now makes the switch across the English Championship on a permanent basis. The centre-back started his career with Thistle before moving to England with Barnsley in 2017, where he spent two years before moving to Stoke.

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Liam Lindsay has left Stoke City for Preston. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Now moving closer to home at Preston, Lindsay said of the move: “I’m delighted and just happy it’s been done so quickly as well. I always wanted to come back here and I’m just looking forward to the season ahead. I got a good feeling as soon as I came really – the players, staff, just everyone about really.

“I’ve enjoyed my time so much over the last six months, and I’m delighted to come back. [When I signed] on deadline day, it was a bit hectic, so it’s better to get it done on the first day rather than the last now. It gives me a bit of clarity and a bit of stability as well, so I’m just happy to get it done.”

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