As Preston North End take to the field on Saturday in their match against Sheffield Wednesday, there will be a player on either side with potential inside information on the other team.

Bambo Diaby spent 18 months at Preston before moving to Yorkshire earlier this summer. He started his first game for The Owls last week, and his manager has already commented on Diaby being able to give some insight on the way Preston will approach this game.

Diaby was well liked by the Preston fans, and will receive a warm reception if he plays at Hillsborough. He was part of a defence that conceded four goals to Hull City though last week, and it is a backline which Will Keane and Mads Frokjaer will look to exploit.

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Last week he was joined by Dominic Iorfa in defence, who was linked with a move to Preston earlier in the transfer window. Sheffield Wednesday have lost both league games so far, so North End will fancy their chances on Saturday.

In the Preston team as expected will be Jordan Storey who enjoyed a successful loan spell with The Owls the season before last. The 25-year-old found himself out of the first team when Ryan Lowe initially arrived at Preston with Sepp van den Berg, Patrick Bauer and Andrew Hughes making up the back three predominantly.

Storey played 19 games in League One for Sheffield Wednesday helping them into the play-offs before defeat in the semi-finals to Sunderland. Speaking to the North End official website ahead of the game, Storey said he was looking forward to seeing a few familiar faces.

“It’ll be nice to go back there finally. It was a good loan spell there and I met some great people, some great lads, so it’ll be nice to finally go back there.”

“I think it made me really buck my ideas up and focus, put all my energy into football, and obviously I look back at it with mixed emotions.”

The loan spell certainly paid off for Storey who has nailed down a starting place in the Preston team under Lowe since the start of last season. The defender is now in his sixth season at Deepdale, and is one of the longest serving players in the squad.

Storey won’t be the only Preston player who has experience of lining up for Sheffield Wednesday previously. Will Keane played on loan for them in 2015 just before his loan spell with Preston. He scored three goals in 13 games.

Sheffield Wednesday also have Reece James who was on the books at Preston as a youngster before moving to Manchester United.

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