Preston North End take on Swansea City this weekend and the visitors could lose two key players ahead of their trip to Deepdale.

Saturday’s 1-0 win away at Sheffield Wednesday means PNE have started the season with seven points from the opening three games.

Two wins and a draw means Ryan Lowe is enjoying a fine start to the new campaign and fans would love to add to that with a home win this weekend.

Swansea head to Deepdale on Saturday afternoon having been through some changes this summer.

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Boss Russell Martin left for Southampton and in came Barnsley boss and ex-Burnley defender Michael Duff.

The Swans have lost some first-team players with Joel Latibeaudiere and Ryan Manning both leaving the club on free transfers.

There could be a couple more departures in the build-up to Saturday’s game though with Swansea in danger of losing two vital players.

The Daily Mail report that Southampton are making a move to sign Swansea defender Nathan Wood.

Saints boss Martin wants to reunite with Wood and Southampton are willing to fork out £10million for his signature.

Swansea want around £12million, so if that deal advances in the coming days, Wood could be pulled out of action against PNE.

Then we come to Joel Piroe.

Swansea’s star striker has already scored three times in four games against PNE and is one of the Championship’s top marksmen.

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The Dutchman is attracting major interest though and Wales Online claim that Leeds United have stepped up their push to sign Piroe.

Leeds have wanted Piroe all summer but it’s now suggested that they are leading the race for his signature.

That is another situation where progress in negotiations could lead to Piroe being unavailable to face North End this weekend.

That would certainly be a boost for PNE as Wood and Piroe are both quality Championship players.

Saturday will be here soon enough though and Swansea will want some clarity on their futures as they prepare to take on North End.