Preston boss Phil Brown has opened tentative negotiations with Leicester boss Sven-Goran Eriksson over Foxes hitman Martyn Waghorn moving to Deepdale. Brown spoke with his Foxes counterpart after Saturday's 1-1 draw at Deepdale which left North End still bottom of the English Championship.

The former Sunderland forward was an unused substitute in that game, and Brown told the Evening Post: "You look at Premier League and Championship squads, and see the players who are not involved.

"Where Martyn Waghorn is concerned, there was a lot of interest at this club before I arrived.

"Martyn was on the bench on Saturday, and the conversation I had with Sven after the game led me to believe that he hasn't finished shopping yet.

"Sven does like his strikers, so we'll see what happens. There is a possibility with Martyn, but a faint possibility at the moment. The communication lines are open which is important."