Ex-Neath striker Trundle joins Preston
- Published on Friday, 20 July 2012 14:22
AFTER spending the past two seasons in the Welsh Premier League with Neath, former Swansea City striker Lee Trundle has signed a one-year contract with League One side Preston North End.
The 35-year-old, who has scored more than 100 goals in the Football League, was without a club after Neath were wound up by the High Court in May.
Trundle had been on trial at Deepdale, playing in two pre-season friendlies.
The Liverpool-born forward started his career at Rhyl, scoring 15 goals in 17 games and quickly attracting the attention of Wrexham where he played 78 games (+24) and scored 30 goals in a little over two years.
In summer 2003, Trundle received a free transfer and moved south to link up with Brian Flynn again at Swansea City, scoring 78 goals in 146 appearances during a four-year spell with the Swans before a £1 million move to Bristol City in 2007.
Unable to command a regular first team place, he was loaned back to Swansea in 2009 and, following his release a year later, returned to the domestic league with Neath.
During his two seasons at The Gnoll he was the domestic league's highest-ever earner and scored 26 goals from 56 league starts and three sub appearances.
He becomes Preston's 13th signing of a busy summer for manager Graham Westley.
Trundle told the club website: "I'm delighted to join a massive club.
"Although we are in League One, the club should be a lot higher and I am looking forward to being a part of this season and getting the club promoted."
Chairman Peter Ridsdale added: "His performances in the two pre-season games have impressed the manager and the supporters alike.
"I am delighted he has agreed to join us. He wants to be a part of what we believe could be something special for Preston North End."