Preston North End v Luton Town team news: Anthony Gordon and Ryan Ledson start as Alex Neil rings the changes

Preston North End manager Alex Neil made five changes to the Lilywhites side to face Luton Town at Deepdale.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 2:22 pm
Updated Saturday, 20th March 2021, 2:28 pm

Ryan Ledson returned to action after five weeks out with a torn calf muscle, the midfielder having been sorely missed in that time.

Anthony Gordon, Ben Whiteman, Daniel Johnson and Joe Rafferty also came into the starting XI, all having been on the bench in the 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough last Tuesday night.

Rafferty was needed at left-back with Andrew Hughes and Greg Cunningham both sidelined by injury.,

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Anthony Gordon returns to the Preston North End starting XI against Luton

On the bench there was a seat for Billy Bodin, the winger not having featured in the squad since January's defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

Johnson was given the captain's armband in place of the suspended Alan Browne.

PNE: Iversen, van den Berg, Storey, Lindsay, Rafferty, Whiteman, Ledson, Sinclair, Johnson, Gordon, Evans. Subs: Gallagher, Riis, Molumby, Huntington, Maguire, Barkhuizen, Bodin, Potts, Ripley.

Luton: Sluga, Pearson, Rea, Naismith, Bree, Mpanzu, Tunnicliffe, Dewsbury-Hall, Clark, Cornick, Adebayo. Subs: Cranie, Berry, Lockyer, Collins, Lualua, Nombe, Morrell, Ince, Shea.

Referee: Thomas Bramall (South Yorkshire)

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