Preston North End v Bristol City team news: Paul Huntington and Scott Sinclair back in, Andrew Hughes ruled out

The Preston North End starting XI showed two changes for the Championship clash with Bristol City at Deepdale.

By Dave Seddon
Friday, 18th December 2020, 7:17 pm
Updated Friday, 18th December 2020, 7:20 pm

Paul Huntington and Scott Sinclair came into the side after being on the bench for last Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat at Barnsley.

Andrew Hughes missed out through injury, with Sinclair taking the place of Emil Riis who was among the substitutes.

It looks like a change of shape for North End too, having lined-up 3-5-2 in midweek.

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The personnel suit a 4-2-3-1 shape, with Huntington partnering Ben Davies in the centre of defence - Darnell Fisher and Josh Earl filling the full-back roles.

Second-year scholar Jacob Holland-Wilkinson was included on the bench.

PNE: Rudd, Fisher, Huntington, Davies, Earl, Browne, Gallagher, Barkhuizen, Johnson, Sinclair, Maguire. Subs: Bayliss, Harrop, Storey, Rafferty, Riis, Stockley, Holland-Wilkinson, O'Reilly, Ripley.

Bristol City: Bentley, Vyner, Kalas, Moore, Hunt, O'Dowda, Nagy, Massengo, Rowe, Martin, Wells. Subs: Semenyo, Mariappa, Smith, Edwards, Pearson, Bakinson, Bell, Towler, O'Leary.

Preston North End centre-half Paul Huntington

Referee: Geoff Eltringham (County Durham)

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