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What channel is Preston v Norwich City match on? Kick off time, live stream and latest team news

Preston start the post-Alex Neil era this afternoon as they host Norwich City at Deepdale.

North End sacked Neil almost a fortnight ago after a 1-0 home defeat to Luton Town, which was a third straight defeat without a goal.

Neil misses out on a game against his former club Norwich, with his former assistant Frankie McAvoy taking charge.

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Form and team news

Preston went into the international break in dismal form, recording just three wins in 16 league games since the turn of the year.

Goals have been hard to come by of late, with North End scoring just twice in their last five games.

McAvoy has a pretty healthy squad to pick from, with only long-term absentees Declan Rudd, Patrick Bauer and Louis Moult unavailable.

North End will though need to make decisions on Alan Browne and Jayson Molumby, who have both been away on international duty.

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As for Norwich, they have won nine of their last 10 league games, dropping just two points in that run – and that was their last game, a draw with Blackburn Rovers.

The Canaries are coasting towards promotion right now, but do face a host of absences for today’s game.

Christoph Zimmermann, Ben Gibson, Adam Idah and Lukas Rupp are all out through injury, whilst Sam Byram and Michael McGovern are long-term asbentees.

Tim Krul, Orjan Nyland and Onel Hernandez have all been on international duty, and the same goes for England Under-21 trio Max Aarons, Oliver Skipp and Todd Cantwell.

Teemu Pukki, Kenny McLean, Dimitris Giannoulis and Grant Hanley were also in action, meaning Daniel Farke is rather unhappy with the scheduling of this game being on a Friday rather than Saturday.

Kick off

The game kicks off at Deepdale at 3pm UK time.

TV Coverage

The game will not be shown on Sky Sports due to the usual 3pm blackout; even though it’s a Friday rather than a Saturday, the match still won’t be broadcast.

Streaming Details

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.

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