Blackburn Rovers v Preston North End: Confirmed teams - Olosunde and Evans start for PNE at Ewood Park

There was a Preston North End debut for Matthew Olosunde as Frankie McAvoy made four changes for the derby clash with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

By Dave Seddon
Saturday, 4th December 2021, 2:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th December 2021, 2:12 pm

An Achilles tendon injury had kept Olosunde sidelined since a summer move from Rotherham United but he got his chance here with injury ruling Sepp van den Berg out.

Andrew Hughes and Tom Barkhuizen were also missing through injury, with Patrick Bauer only fit enough for the bench.

The centre of defence had a different look, with Jordan Storey, Liam Lindsay and Greg Cunningham forming the three.

Preston North End striker Ched Evans

Ched Evans came in for Sean Maguire up front having scored twice off the bench in the last two games this Evans' first start since August

There was a place on the bench for Joe Rafferty in the Championship for the first time this season.

Blackburn: Pears, Lenihan, Hecke, Wharton, Nyambe, Travis, Rothwell, Pickering, Buckley, Khadra, Brererton Diaz. Subs: Johnson, Davenport,, Dolan, Butterworth, Clarkson, Edun, Eastham.

PNE: Iversen, Storey, Lindsay, Cunningham, Olosunde, McCann, Whiteeman, Browne, Earl, Riis, Evans. Subs: Bauer, Johnson, Rafferty, Ledson, Maguire, Sinclair, Hudson.

Referee: Gavin Ward (Surrey)

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