Graham Burke has rejoined Shamrock Rovers on a 12-month loan deal from Preston North End.
The 25-year-old joined Preston last summer on a three-year deal from Rovers. He made 12 appearances, six of them starts, in the Championship last season, scoring once.
The Dubliner spent the second half of the season on loan at Gillingham where he also made 12 appearances and scored once in League One.
"Some lads need to go out to play football and Graham is one of them," said Preston manager Alex Neil.
He went to Gillingham on loan last season, he just wants to play football, he is at an age where he wants to play week in, week out.
Unfortunately we can't guarantee that here. We wish Graham all the best.
Burke returns to a Rovers side second in the Premier Division, seven points behind Dundalk.
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