Preston take on Cardiff City in the Championship this weekend, and a couple of Welsh players could be in action against Mick McCarthy’s side.
Defender Andrew Hughes spent eight years in the Cardiff ranks and is likely to start against the Bluebirds, whilst Ched Evans should be involved.
However, the third Welshman in Preston’s first-team squad – Billy Bodin – won’t be involved at all having suffered another injury setback.
Alex Neil has today confirmed that Bodin has picked up a knock so will now be monitored in the coming days and weeks.
Neil explained that Bodin hasn’t been in training of late as a result of his knock, so his omission from the squad has been down to injury rather than selection.
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Bodin, 28, has started just one Championship game this season, and that came against Swansea City on the opening day of the campaign.
The winger has missed most of the season through a knee injury, and now finds himself on the sidelines again.
Injuries have ravaged Bodin since picking up a torn ACL in 2018, and the writing may be on the wall for him in regards to his future.
Bodin is out of contract at the end of the season, and it’s hard to justify giving him a new contract when eh has made just three appearances all term.
Signed for £400,000 from Bristol Rovers in January 2018, it seems unlikely that Bodin will land a new deal at Deepdale, and looks set to leave the club for free at the end of the season.