Key players to miss out for Preston

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Preston are without a number of key players for their Sky Bet Championship clash with Leeds.

Preston are without a number of key players for their Sky Bet Championship clash with Leeds.

Midfielder Daniel Johnson became the latest addition to Alex Neil’s injury list when he was forced to miss Saturday’s loss to Sheffield United with an Achilles problem.

The Preston boss will also check on midfielder Paul Gallagher, who had to settle for a place on the bench at the weekend due to a knock, and there are doubts over Brandon Barker (hamstring), Brad Potts (knee) and Tom Clarke (knee).

Tom Barkhuizen, Andrew Hughes, Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop are long-term absentees.

Leeds have a doubt over midfielder Pablo Hernandez.

The Spaniard suffered a kick in the latter stages of Saturday’s loss to Birmingham and manager Marcelo Bielsa has said he will not be risked if not fully fit.

Kemar Roofe, who returned from a knee injury as a substitute against Birmingham, is on standby to replace him.

Left-back Barry Douglas has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

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