FORMER Swindon Town striker Billy Bodin completed a move to Championship side Preston North End last night.

The 25 year old son of County Ground legend Paul Bodin, who began his career with Town and scored three goals in 16 appearances for the club, completed a switch from League One Bristol Rovers for a fee thought to be in the region of £400,000.

Bodin, who was in the final six months of his deal with the Gas, held talks with Preston yesterday after a fee was agreed with Rovers on Tuesday night and has signed a two-and-a-half year contract.

He has scored 13 goals for Rovers this season and scored more League One goals than any other player in 2017, netting 19 times.

Preston boss Alex Neil said: “Over the last couple of years he’s been averaging double figures of goals which is obviously something we are looking to add.

During his time at Town, Bodin spent time on loan at both Torquay United and Crewe Alexandra before making a permanent move to Torquay in the summer of 2012, where he scored six goals in 70 league appearances before suffering knee ligament damage.

After completing some of his rehabilitation with Northampton Town, the Wales U17, U19 and U21 player signed for the Cobblers in January 2015 before being offered a deal at the Memorial Stadium at the start of the 2015/16.