Preston North End sign Wycombe striker Stuart Beavon

Wycombe striker Stuart Beavon

Preston North End have completed the signing of Wycombe striker Stuart Beavon for an undisclosed fee.

Manager Graham Westley revealed earlier this month that he had made a bid for the 28-year-old, who scored 25 times for Wanderers last season.

Beavon has found the net once in two appearances in 2012-13.

"We have turned a lot of other options down in order to get to where we are, but patience has been a virtue in this particular instance," said Westley.

The Preston boss told the club website:external-link "He (Beavon) was our number one choice. He proved himself last year at this level and I am a great believer in signing people who have proved themselves at this level.

"He has got a terrific work rate as well as a prolific rate in front of goal."

Beavon added: "I was told it could go to the wire and it did. The manager made it clear he wanted to sign me. I only wanted to come here."

Despite wins over Huddersfield and Crystal Palace in the Capital One Cup, Preston are still looking for their first league victory of the campaign.