Rotherham United can unleash Jordan Hugill on Preston North End tonight – but Bailey Wright is set to miss out on tonight’s game.
PNE are on the road this evening as Ryan Lowe’s men head to take on Rotherham United.
North End are now unbeaten in six games and looking to pick up another positive result on the road tonight.
PNE avoided facing former star Callum Robinson on Saturday afternoon with the Cardiff City attacker ruled out.
That same goes for Bailey Wright tonight as the Rotherham defender looks set to miss out against PNE.
Rotherham boss Matt Taylor has admitted that defender Wright has a calf injury and is unlikely to feature.
Taylor called Wright’s absence a ‘big blow’ given that Wright has played well for the Millers.
Wright, 30, made his name with PNE having joined the club’s youth ranks as a teenager having moved over from Australia.
Wright racked up more than 200 appearances for North End before deciding to leave for Bristol City in January 2017.
Now on loan at Rotherham from Sunderland, Wright has been a Championship regular over the years, save for a spell in League One with Sunderland.
The defender will miss out on another return to Deepdale tonight but Jordan Hugill will be available and ready to go.
Striker Hugill was a teammate of Wright’s at PNE, joining from Port Vale back in 2014 before developing into a quality striker.
Sold to West Ham United for millions after 30 goals in 114 games for PNE, Hugill has become something of a nomadic front man.
The 30-year-old has turned out for Middlesbrough, Queens Park Rangers, Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion, Cardiff City and now new permanent club Rotherham.
Hugill scored his first goals for the Millers earlier this month, bagging a brace in a 3-1 win over QPR.
Hugill’s record against PNE hasn’t been great since leaving over five years ago; eight games played, no goals scored.
The striker’s only goal against PNE actually came for Port Vale, months before he joined North End.
Hugill will be looking to end that barren run tonight and will no doubt pose a major threat to the PNE back line.