Preston return to action tonight as they host Derby County in the Championship.
North End won the reverse fixture back in December, as a last-gasp Alan Browne goal handed Preston all three points against the 10-man Rams.
Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Stoke City does send Preston closer to safety, but a win tonight would really help guarantee North End’s Championship status.
Derby desperately need points as they hover precariously over the drop zone, with Wayne Rooney’s side far from safe.
Form and team news
Loanee Liam Lindsay returns to the Preston squad tonight, having been ineligible to play against parent club Stoke City on Saturday.
Whether he starts is another matter; Frankie McAvoy went with a back three of Sepp van den Berg, Jordan Storey and Andrew Hughes at Stoke, and they kept a clean sheet.
Seani Maguire is pushing for a start having come on as a substitute against Stoke, whilst this could be a good chance for Scott Sinclair or Anthony Gordon to come in.
Preston aren’t in great form; North End have won just twice in the last 13 games, and need at least one more to guarantee safety.
Derby aren’t faring much better; they’ve won just once in the last 11, and are finding goals hard to come by, finding the next just four times in the last six outings.
Defender Teden Mengi, currently on loan from Manchester United, won’t play tonight having picked up a hamstring injury.
Fellow loanees George Edmundson, Beni Baningime and Lee Gregory are set to miss out too, with Rooney facing a number of injury woes.
The game kicks off at Deepdale at 7pm tonight, not 7:45pm as many Tuesday night games are.
The game is available to watch on Sky Sports tonight via the red button, as midweek games have been this season. If you’re a Now TV customer, you can find the games via the ‘bonus streams’ feature.
As has been the case throughout the pandemic, today’s game will be available to watch on iFollow via Preston’s official website. Match passes cost £10.