Sheffield Wednesday v PNE

Alan Browne returned to the Preston North End side for the Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Saturday, 3rd December 2016, 1:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 5:02 pm
Sheffield Wednesday v PNE

The Irishman came into the midfield at the expense of former Wednesday player Marnick Vermijl, that the only change to the starting XI which featured in last week's 1-1 draw with Burton Albion.

It was Browne's first slice of action since his red card against Newcastle United in the EFL Cup in October, with him serving a three-match ban since and also being an unused substitute in the Burton game.

Jermaine Beckford returned to the bench after missing the last two games with a thigh strain but midfield play-maker Paul Gallagher was absent again because of a calf injury.

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Former PNE players Adam Reach and Ross Wallace were named in the Wednesday line-up.

Wednesday: Westwood, Hunt, Lees, Loovens, Reach, Wallace, Hutchinson, Lee, Bannan, Forestieri, Joao. Subs: Jones, Fletcher, Palmer, Pudil, Buckely, Nuhiu, Dawson.

PNE: Maxwell, Baptiste, Clarke, Wright, Cunningham, Pearson, Browne, McGeady, Johnson, Robinson, Hugill. Subs: Vermijl, Huntington, Pringle, Doyle, Makienok, Beckford, Lindegaard.

Referee: Scoitt Duncan (Northumberland)