St Johnstone v Preston North End: Team news from McDiarmid Park

Preston North End travelled to Perth to take on double Scottish cup winners St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

Tuesday, 13th July 2021, 7:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th July 2021, 7:06 pm

Lilywhites head coach Frankie McAvoy named a starting XI with a 3-5-2 formation, Matthew Olosunde making his first PNE appearance after joining from Rotherham United earlier in July.

There was another start for second-year scholar Lewis Leigh, the Preston-born teenager lining-up in midfield.

Centre-half Patrick Bauer got his second start as he looks to pick-up match fitness after seven months out with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

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St Johnstone's McDiarmid Park ground
St Johnstone's McDiarmid Park ground

McAvoy is set to make a number of changes as the game goes on, with North End playing Celtic on Saturday during their stay in Scotland.

St Johnstone are managed by former PNE left-back Callum Davidson. Included in their side is ex-Preston striker Stevie May.

St Johnstone: Clark, Rooney, Kerr, McCart, Gordon, Booth, Wotherspoon, Davidson, McCann, O'Halloran, May. Subs: Parish, Brown, Devine, Muller, Hendry, Craig, Ballantyne, Northcott, Denham, Kucheriavyi, Moreland.

PNE: Hudson, van den Berg, Bauer, Earl, Olosunde, Whiteman, Leigh, Rafferty, Harrop, Maguire, Riis. Subs: Cunningham, Bayliss, Ledson, Evans,. Barkhuizen, Sinclair, Lindsay, Storey, Potts, Lombard.

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