ROBBIE Brady has signed a one-year deal at Preston North End, after leaving Cherries.

Brady arrived at Cherries as a free agent in October last year, on a contract until this summer.

Cherries had the option to extend that by a further year, but opted against keeping him at Vitality Stadium.

The Republic of Ireland international was restricted to just seven appearances last season, largely due to injury problems.

But he will hope for more of an opportunity back in the Championship with Ryan Lowe's Lilywhites.

Having spent some time at Preston on trial, Brady has now signed for the Deepdale club.

He told the club's website: “I’m delighted to get something done and I’m just excited and really looking forward to getting going and hitting the ground running.

“It’s been excellent coming into a good group. The manager phoned me a couple of weeks ago and I’ve really enjoyed it since I’ve come in.

“The lads have all been more than welcoming. The people around the place are all friendly and it made me feel comfortable, so I’m delighted to be here and I’m looking forward to a good season ahead.”

Lowe added: “You just have to look at his calibre. He’s a full-blown international, he’s played at the top level and he’s been around the block, but still young at 30 years of age.

“His left foot is probably one of the best outside of the Premier League.

“He’s a fantastic player and a great lad. He was with us for a few days training and once we knew there was a deal to be done we felt we’d get it over the line.

“He’s an unbelievable talent and we feel it’s a big acquisition to get someone who’s played in the Premier League for large parts of his career.”

Brady follows goalkeeper Freddie Woodman in joining Preston having left Cherries this summer.