It happened: Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Preston North End
Last update: Saturday March 13, 2021, 3:09 PM
Players on loan could be in contention for a return to Preston North End next season
Preston North End will be looking to secure longer stays in Deepdale for his loan players.
The Lilywhites relied heavily on the loan market in January, initially seven of their eight winter signings being loan deals.
That number was reduced to five, with Ched Evans and Greg Cunningham turning their loans into permanent deals.
North End loaned Daniel Iversen, Sepp van den Berg, Liam Lindsay, Anthony Gordon and Jayson Molumby.
All of them could possibly be targets for next season and PNE will speak with the players’ parent clubs before the end of this campaign to check their availability.
Goalkeeper Iversen has already said he would like to be on loan next season to continue his development, with Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Ward ahead of him at Leicester.
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Since losing his first league game to Wycombe in 1993, PNE has gone undefeated in his 12s.
They have won seven of the encounters and shot five.
Recent history on their side
North End has lost its last two away games to Millwall, 2-1, and Cardiff City, 4-0, but has not lost three consecutive away games since 2019.
PNE Starting eleven: Iversen, van den Berg, Huntington, Storey, Hughes, Browne, Whiteman, Sinclair, Johnson, Maguire, Evans.
PNE submarines: Ripley, Lindsay, Gallagher, Rafferty, Riis, Molumby, Barkhuizen, Gordon, Potts.
Andrew Hughes came this afternoon for Greg Cunningham who is missing with a stroke, but against a physical and straightforward team at Wycombe it could work well for PNE.
They’re going to have to withstand a tough test in the air and the Welshman’s extra height could help.
Ched Evans has scored in his last two appearances against Wycombe, with both goals coming in League One’s play-offs last season.
Evans scored at both Highbury and Adams Park for Fleetwood as Gareth Ainsworth’s side secured a spot at Wembley.