Preston send Halls back to Reading

Preston North End have decided not to extend Reading defender John Halls's loan into a second month.

Manager Alan Irvine decided not to extend the deal as Billy Jones nears full fitness following a spell out on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

"I couldn't guarantee John the games that he would obviously want in order for him to want to extend the loan," Irvine told the club's website.

The 25-year-old played four games for Preston during his month at the club.

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