Reading v Preston North End team news

Frankie McAvoy made four changes to the Preston North End side to face Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.

Saturday, 14th August 2021, 2:15 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th August 2021, 5:31 pm

Liam Lindsay, Alan Browne, Ryan Ledson and Emil Riis came into the starting XI - only Riis of that quartet having featured against Mansfield.in midweek.

Riis was a sub in the 3-0 win at Field Mill, scoring after coming off the rest.

He will partner Scott Sinclair up front, Sinclair having scored twice in Tuesday night's win.

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Preston North End's Scott Sinclair

Ched Evans was missing from the squad with an injury, so too Tom Barkhuizen who is having to self-isolate.

Skipper Browne is set to partner Ledson in the midfield, with Johnson playing in the No.10 role.

There was a return to the squad for Declan Rudd on the bench, the goalkeeper having followed concussion protocol since getting a bang on the head in the opening day defeat to Hull.

Reading: Rafael, Yiadom, Morrison, Moore, McIntyre, Rinomhota, Bristow, Swfit, Azzez, Laurent, Joao. Subs: Southwood, Holmes, Tetek, Leavy, Del-Bashiru, Clarke, Puscas.

PNE: Iversen, Storey, Lindsay, Hughes, Van den Berg, Browne, Ledson, Cunningham, Johnson, Sinclair, Riis. Subs: Rudd, Bauer, Rafferty, Whiteman, Potts, Maguire, Rodwell-Grant.

Referee: Joshua Smith (Stamford)

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