Preston North End v Reading team news confirmed: Scott Sinclair starts for PNE in Championship clash at Deepdale

Scott Sinclair came into the Preston North End side for the Championship clash with Reading at Deepdale.
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The 32-year-old winger replaced Josh Earl in the starting XI, with him expected to slot in a left wing-back.

Sinclair came off the bench in last Saturday's 1-0 win at Peterborough to take the place of Earl.

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It was the only change to the side, with PNE boss Ryan Lowe sticking with Cameron Archer and Emil Riis as the partnership up front.

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PNE: Iversen, van den Berg, Bauer, Hughes, Potts, Whiteman, Browne, Johnson, Sinclair, Riis, Archer. Subs: Ripley, Rafferty, Diaby, Lindsay, McCann, Ledson, Evans.

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Reading: Hein, Yiadom, Morrison, Holmes, Rahman, Rinomhota, Drinkwater, Ince, Hoilett, Swift, Joao. Subs: Southwood, Abrefa, McIntyre, Meite, Camara, Dele-Bashiru, Barker.

Referee: John Busby (Oxfordshire)