Chorley FC have signed Preston North End youngster Alex Nicholson.
The 20-year-old has joined the Victory Park outfit on loan until the end of the season and will be available for Saturday’s away tie at Ilkeston FC.
The young fullback started his career at Newcastle United featuring a number of times for the reserve team.
Formally a winger, Nicholson was converted to a defender and signed for the Lily-whites after a summer-long trial.
He made his debut for the first team starting the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy second round tie against Oldham Athletic in October 2013.