Eriksson convinces Preston striker Hawley to join Notts County

Preston striker Karl Hawley has dropped two divisions to join Sven Goran Eriksson's Notts County.

Preston striker Karl Hawley has dropped two divisions to join Sven Goran Eriksson's Notts County.

Hawley, 27, is picking up a £3,000-a-week wage packet to lead County’s attack with manager Ian McParland delighted to secure one of the club's top summer targets.

He said: "Karl is a player we've had on our shortlist for most of the summer.

"He has been prolific at this level and higher up in the football pyramid so I am pleased to have him on board."

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