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Confirmed: Ched Evans misses out as Preston lineup v Blackpool announced

Preston North End starting XI: Iversen; Van den Berg, Bauer, Hughes; Potts, Browne, Whiteman, Johnson, Cunningham; Riis, Archer.

Preston North End substitutes: Ripley, Earl, Diaby, McCann, Sinclair, Murphy, Maguire.

Preston have confirmed their matchday squad for tonight’s game against bitter rivals Blackpool.

Daniel Iversen unsurprisingly keeps his place in goal and is coming off a superb performance against Derby County.

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Ryan Lowe reverts to a back three tonight after playing a four against Derby, with Sepp van den Berg, Patrick Bauer and Andrew Hughes starting.

Brad Potts and Greg Cunningham return as the wing backs tonight, with Cunningham’s inclusion a welcome surprise.

Ben Whiteman will anchor the midfield whilst Alan Browne and Daniel Johnson start again despite underwhelming displays at Derby.

What on earth Ali McCann has to do to get a game is beyond us.

Ched Evans misses out completely tonight, with the experienced striker not even available from the bench due to injury.

That means Emil Riis and Cameron Archer lead the attack for Preston tonight.

Seani Maguire makes the bench, joining Connor Ripley, Josh Earl, Bambo Diaby, Ali McCann, Scott Sinclair and Josh Murphy.

That means Joe Rafferty is out of the squad entirely despite starting on Saturday afternoon.

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