Preston North End will be facing a tough challenge following the international break, as several key players will be unavailable for the weekend.
Ben Pearson will be suspended for this weekend’s clash against Reading, while Alan Browne, Calum Woods and Sean Maguire will all be doubtful following injury.
This leaves manager Alex Neil with limited midfield options, which certainly aren’t helped by Billy Bodin’s continued rehabilitation.
Manchester City loanee Lukas Nmecha will also be assessed ahead of the weekend after taking a knock during U-20 International duty.
Neil said this week, ‘I think this will be an ideal opportunity for a lot of the lads who are playing to show what they can do and it’s a crucial game for us as well in terms of hopefully getting three points on the board.’