Preston North End star Aiden McGeady has confirmed his desire to stay at Deepdale and says he felt like a forgotten man during his spells at Everton and Sheffield Wednesday.
The Republic of Ireland international has had a stellar season for the Lilywhites and was recently named their Player of the Year after delivering a string of fine performances, and the 31-year-old is keen to keep plying his trade for the Championship outfit.
McGeady is currently on loan at Preston from Everton, who have no intention of giving him a place in their first team. The former Celtic and Spartak Moscow winger knows his time at Goodison Park is as good as over, and hopes the two north-west outfits can come to an agreement over a permanent deal.
"I'd like to come back because I have enjoyed it," the Everton outcast told Preston's official website. "It has been the best thing that has happened to me in the last few years.
"Before this I was forgotten about the last couple of years; I wasn't playing at Everton, I didn't play much at Sheffield Wednesday, but here I have played, I have enjoyed it, it has been great for me and I would like to come back, but it is out of my hands.
"I have enjoyed playing my football here, especially at Deepdale. It has been great, I have had a lot of good games and the team has got some good results as well."
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McGeady, who could play his last game for Preston when they travel to face Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday (7 May), joined Everton from Spartak for a nominal fee in January 2014 but completely failed to prove himself at Premier League level.
Toffees boss Ronald Koeman is not interested in handing the Irishman a Goodison lifeline and is expected to spend heavily in the summer transfer window as he prepares his side to fight on both domestic and European fronts.
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