RB – Luke Ayling – Ayling was rather poor on Tuesday but I think he’ll continue at right-back. We need to get back to the way we played when we shot up the league and Ayling was a big part of that.
CB – Kyle Bartley – Should’ve score two in his last two games from set-pieces but he missed relatively easy chances with both. He’s been integral all season and won’t be dropped unless he’s injured or suspended.
CB – Pontus Jansson – It would’ve been interesting to see if Jansson would’ve started had Cooper not pleaded guilty to his charge of violent conduct. As it was Jansson came through the full 90 minutes and came through unscathed after his recent Hamstring injury and we’ll need him back to his best on Saturday, Preston are a good attacking team and we’d be mistaken to underestimate them.
LB – Charlie Taylor – Berardi didn’t do a lot wrong again but we need to play Taylor on Saturday. We missed his overlapping runs on Tuesday and I think he would’ve complimented Dallas well down the left.
Into the midfield…