St Ledger Says He Couldn't Stay At Boro!

Last updated : 28 December 2009 By Boro Mad

Even though Preston INSISTED they didn't want him back and wanted the deal to go through, the player has refused to sign on the dotted line.

Gordon Strachan: “I’ve enjoyed his company.

"But for the last two weeks I’ve been trying to talk him into staying at the club.

"He feels at this moment in time he wants to live, train and play in the Preston area.

“I’ve tried my best to change his mind. I respect his decision. As a footballer you make decisions for reasons other than football, he’s done that and we respect his decision, we’ve left on good terms and we wish him luck.”

St Ledger’s departure is likely to be the first of many at the Riverside over the next few weeks, with Strachan’s other loan signings likely to be the first out of the door.