Preston North End starting XI: Woodman; Storey, Bauer, Lindsay; Potts, Ledson, Whiteman, Fernandez; Browne; Riis, Evans.

Preston North End substitution: Cornell, Diaby, Cunningham, McCann, Johnson, Woodburn, Cross-Adair.

The busy festive schedule means Preston North End are back in action again tonight, this time travelling to take on West Bromwich Albion.

Ryan Lowe’s men beat Blackburn Rovers 4-1 in their last away game and have performed as the second-best away team in the Championship this season.

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Two home defeats have brought PNE crashing back down to earth again though and they now need a response against a resurgent West Brom side.

Carlos Corberan has set the Baggies on the right track after the pretty dismal Steve Bruce era.

PNE go with Freddie Woodman in goal tonight, and he again starts behind a back three.

There sis a chance in defence though as Greg Cunningham drops out of the team in favour of Patrick Bauer.

The German has played just one minute of Championship action this season but surprisingly comes into the back line tonight.

That means Liam Lindsay will switch to left centre back with Jordan Storey on the right.

Brad Potts and Alvaro Fernandez are the wing backs once again, with Ryan Ledson and Ben Whiteman continuing in holding midfield.

Alan Browne will have the freedom to get forward with Ched Evans and the returning Emil Riis in attack.

That means Daniel Johnson and Ben Woodburn join Cunningham in dropping to the bench.

Dai Cornell, Bambo Diaby, Ali McCann and Finlay Cross-Adair make up the rest of the North End substitutes tonight.

West Bromwich Albion starting XI: Palmer; Furlong, O’Shea, PIeters, Townsend; Yokuslu, Molumby; Wallace, Rogic, Diangana; Thomas-Asante.

West Bromwich Albion substitution: Button, Ajayi, Gardner-Hickman, Grant, Swift, Reach, Dike.

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