Jordan Storey joins Sheffield Wednesday but search for a left-footed centre-back goes on
Storey has mainly been used on the right of a back three and played at right-back against Hull City on the opening weekend of the season so he is not quite the priority centre-back the Owls were looking for, with their biggest weakness a left-footed, left-side central defender but the 24-year-old comes with the pedigree of 20 appearances for the Lilywhites this season, including 15 Championship starts.
The Owls moved for Storey when Danny Batth prefered a move to Sunderland instead.
Yeovil-born, Storey began his senior career at Exeter City before moving to Deepdale three-a and-a-half years ago after impressing as the Grecians made it to Wembley in the League Two play-offs.
He was voted Preston's young player of the year in their maiden season and signed a new long-term contract in September.
Wednesday also have Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Lewis Wing, Florian Kamberi, Olamido Shadipo and Lewis Gibson on loan, but Theo Corbeanu's arrangement has been cancelled.
Championship clubs can only play five loanees in any one game and the Owls are restricted to loan signings and free transfers this month, as they were in the last window.