Sheffield Wednesday boss Xisco Munoz has admitted that facing Preston North End will be ‘special’ for defender Bambo Diaby.

PNE are preparing for the third game of the Championship season after a promising start.

A draw at Bristol City on the opening day was followed by a 2-1 win over Sunderland at Deepdale last weekend.

Four points from the first two games is a more than decent start for PNE and now it’s Wednesday next up.

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North End will head over to South Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon in search of another positive result.

The game sees Ryan Lowe and Jordan Storey return to Hillsbrough, but will also see Bambo Diaby feature against PNE.

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North End decided to sell Diaby earlier this month as Wednesday moved in to sign the former Barnsley man.

Diaby spent 18 months with PNE, getting his career back on track after being hit with a doping ban in his Barnsley days.

The defender divided opinion a little but nobody could fault his attitude and commitment to the North End cause.

Diaby was inside the final year of his PNE deal and North End decided to let him go, freeing him up for a fresh start at Hillsborough.

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Wednesday boss Xisco Munoz handed him a Championship debut for the club last weekend as Diaby was suspended on the opening day of the season.

This means Diaby is now in line to play against PNE, just weeks after leaving Deepdale.

Munoz has now been asked about Diaby in his pre-match press conference and admitted that this is probably a ‘special game’ for him as he faces PNE for the first time since his exit.

Munoz didn’t play down the idea of Diaby helping Wednesday with some information about PNE either, no doubt hoping that he can pass on some tips about Lowe’s approach.

“Yeah, sure, maybe!” said Munoz when asked if he could use Diaby for inside information about PNE “It’s a special game because he was with them… I’m sure it’s a special game for him,” he added.

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