Confirmed Preston North End XI v Cardiff City: Browne starts, Riis on the bench

Preston North End return from the international break this afternoon as they take on Cardiff City at Deepdale.

The Lilywhites produced a superb display to beat Brentford 4-2 away from home last time out, coming from 2-0 down to win.

Unsurprisingly, Alex Neil has named an unchanged team from that game, meaning Declan Rudd starts in goal.

Joe Rafferty and Andrew Hughes line up as the full backs with Darnell Fisher out, whilst Patrick Bauer and Ben Davies continue at centre back.

Ben Pearson on Ryan Ledson start in the middle of the park, with Brad Potts and Scott Sinclair operating out wide.

Alan Browne starts despite a fear over him needing to self-isolate and miss the game, and he will support Irish international teammate Seani Maguire in the final third.

Daniel Johnson returns to the bench, as does Tom Barkhuizen following his suspension, whilst new signing Emil Riis is another option.

Connor Ripley, Jordan Storey, Paul Gallagher and Jayden Stockley make up the rest of the bench this afternoon.

Preston starting XI (4-2-3-1): Rudd; Rafferty, Bauer, Davies, Hughes; Pearson, Ledson; Potts, Browne, Sinclair; Maguire.

Preston substitutes: Ripley, Storey, Gallagher, Johnson, Barkhuizen, Stockley, Riis.

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