Steve Simonsen: Preston North End terminate goalkeeper's deal

Preston have agreed to terminate the contract of goalkeeper Steve Simonsen.

The 33-year-old played 17 times for the League One club after moving to Deepdale on a free transfer in August.

He had been released by Sheffield United days after missing a penalty in the Blades' shoot-out defeat in the League One play-off final in May.

Simonsen's last appearance for Preston came in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy loss at Coventry on 10 January, a game in which he suffered a knee injury.

Thorsten Stuckmann and Rhys Taylor, who recently joined Graham Westley's side on non-contract terms, will now compete for the goalkeeping jersey.