Preston were without Scott Sinclair against Coventry City on Tuesday night – but he may not be out much longer.
North End were able to claim a 2-0 win without Sinclair, as Daniel Johnson and Seani Maguire found the net in a strong victory.
With Sinclair out, Alex Neil had to switch to a 3-4-1-2 system, going with Maguire and Tom Barkhuizen leading the line.
Sinclair picked up what appeared to be a hamstring injury against Derby County on Boxing Day, and wasn’t even in the squad to face Coventry.
Hamstring injuries can be weeks in some cases and months in others, so Preston fans have been concerned about his potential absence.
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However, Neil has now suggested that Sinclair ‘won’t be too far away’ for the upcoming games against Nottingham Forest and Wycombe Wanderers.
Neil claims Sinclair’s injury is ‘not a significant’ one, and he will be monitored over the coming days.
With seven goals in 20 games this season, Sinclair has been Preston’s main goal threat, and getting him back soon would be a perfect start to 2021.