Team news ahead of our meeting with PrestonRoyals boss Jaap Stam has made two injury-enforced changes to the eleven that started in our stalemate against the league leaders earlier in the week.
Jordan Obita comes into the back line to start on the left, allowing Tyler Blackett to take up a central position in place of the injured Liam Moore at the back.
Liam Kelly also misses out on the trip to Deepdale with a hamstring injury, so John Swift starts in midfield.
Yakou Meite comes back into the squad to take a place on the bench, and West Ham loanee Reece Oxford is also named as a substitute after a couple of weeks out with injury.
Preston: Maxwell, Clarke, Boyle, Huntington, Cunningham, Horgan, Johnson, Pearson, McGeady, Barkhuizen, Hugill.
Subs: Lindegaard, Spurr, Browne, Robinson, Beckford, May, Makienok.
Reading: Al-Habsi, Gunter, Obita, McShane (c), Blackett, Van den Berg, Swift, Mutch, McCleary, Grabban, Kermorgant.
Subs: Jaakkola, Oxford, Evans, Williams, Popa, Beerens, Meite.