Preston North End starting XI: Woodman; Diaby, Lindsay, Cunningham; Potts, Browne, Ledson, Johnson, Fernandez; Cannon, Parrott.

Preston North End substitutes: Cornell, Bauer, Storey, Brady, Woodburn, Onomah, Delap.

Ryan Lowe’s Preston North End are back in action this afternoon as Wigan Athletic are the visitors to Deepdale.

After taking just eight points from a possible 30, Lowe really needs a positive result – especially with home form such a huge problem.

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Lowe goes with Freddie Woodman between the sticks today, as usual.

Bambo Diaby is given the start as the right-sided centre back, replacing Jordan Storey in the back line.

Liam Lindsay and Greg Cunningham make up the rest of the defence with Andrew Hughes missing through injury.

Brad Potts and Alvaro Fernandez are the wing backs for PNE today with Ryan Ledson in front of the back three.

Alan Browne and Daniel Johnson are in the starting lineup today and will be relied upon to support Tom Cannon and Troy Parrott up top.

That means Liam Delap drops to the bench and will be joined by Dai Cornell, Patrick Bauer, Jordan Storey, Robbie Brady, Ben Woodburn and Josh Onomah.

Ali McCann is out with a potentially season-ending injury whilst Ched Evans serves the final game of his four-match suspension.

Former North End striker Will Keane features in the Wigan side under new boss Shaun Maloney.

Wigan Athletic starting XI: Amos; Hughes, Whatmough, Nyambe; Darikwa, Power, Tiehi, McClean; Lang, Keane, Fletcher.

Wigan Athletic substitutes: Jones, Tilt, Cualker, Pearce, Naylor, Aasgaard, Sinani.

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