Preston North End vs Hull City: Championship Preview, Gameweek 2, 2022
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Hull City will look to make it two wins in two to start their EFL Championship season as they travel to Lancashire to face Preston North End. 

The Tigers grabbed a 2-1 opening-day victory at home to Bristol City thanks to a 94th-minute winner from new signing Jean-Michael Seri.

By contrast, the Lilywhites drew 0-0 at newly-promoted Wigan Athletic, where they were reduced to ten men following Ched Evans being sent off.

Team news

Preston North End

Evans will miss out here after his aforementioned red card last week at the DW Stadium. Sean Maguire remains sidelined with an achilles injury.

Bambo Diaby, who didn't make the trip to Wigan last week, is a doubt after taking a knock to his knee.

Daniel Johnson could reach a club milestone as an appearance in this match would make him the 28th player with 300 competitive games in a Preston shirt.

Hull City

Manager Shota Arveladze has confirmed that Randell Williams, who missed last week's victory, is back for this one while Mallik Wilks and Callum Jones returned to training and are available for selection.

Ryan Longman could return to training and is a possibility to be available from Monday. Brandon Fleming, Dogukan Sinik and James Scott are all sidelined.

Likely lineups

Preston North End

Woodman; Bauer, Lindsay, Hughes; Brady, Whiteman, Browne, Potts; Johnson; Parrott, Riis

Hull City

Ingram; Jones, Greaves, Figueiredo; Elder, Slater, Seri, Coyle; Tufan; Estupiñán, Sayyadmanesh

Key players

Jean-Michael Seri

The Ivorian saw his contract expire at Fulham and Hull were able to bring him in on a free transfer and he quickly endeared himself to his new side and supporters with the winner against Bristol City last week.

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Emil Riis Jakobsen

Last season's top scorer with 16 goals will be counted on more with Maguire sidelined and Evans out through suspension.

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Match details

Where is the game being played?

The venue for this fixture will be Deepdale, Preston's home since 1878, making it one of the oldest continuously used stadiums in the world.

What time is kick-off?

This fixture takes place on Saturday August 6 and is scheduled to kick-off at 15:00 BST.

How can I watch?

While there is no live television coverage or streaming of this match in the UK, Preston's iFollow channel will provide audio commentary.

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