Fulham’s American striker Eddie Johnson has joined Championship side Preston North End on loan until the end of the season.

The striker has struggled to make an impact at Craven Cottage since joining in 2008 and has only made 11 appearances for the club. He has previous experience of the Championship after playing for Cardiff City last season where he made 30 appearances but only managed two goals.

Despite struggling for goals new Preston boss Phil Brown has made a move for the striker and Johnson is looking forward to playing for the Lilywhites.

“I’m delighted to be joining Preston North End,” he told the club’s official website.

“There is a lot of history behind the club and I think they are in a false position right now in the league.

“I am looking forward to being a part of their tremendous comeback to get themselves up the table where they should be.”

Preston are currently bottom of the Championship but have recently appointed Brown as their new manager and also saw the arrival of Ian Ashbee from Hull City, and Johnson admitted there was never any doubt in his mind to move to the north-west.

“When I heard that Preston were interested in me I contacted my agent to make sure it was something that could happen and now I am looking forward to it,” he continued.

“It was great to hear from the manager and the chairman and of how pleased they are to have me here as a player.”