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."