Preston North End's wait is finally over with the big kick-off fast approaching.
Rhodes will instead be away on international duty with Scotland, whilst Town will also be missing Sean Scannell, Oliver Norwood and Murray Wallace due to the same reason.
In the away dressing room, Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson will be without the services of highly sought after striker Jordan Rhodes.
Experienced striker Lee Trundle is the only North End absentee, side lined with a knee injury.
Captain John Mousinho will be fit after being rested for the trip to Devon, likewise Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, Joel Byrom and Nicky Wroe.
Manager Graham Westley has no new injury concerns ahead of Monday’s game with Paul Huntington shaking off a knock picked up at Plymouth Argyle on Wednesday.
Fans are reminded that the game could go to extra-time and if necessary penalties if the game is level at the end of 90 minutes.
Raring to kick-off the new era at Deepdale, North End will be looking for the second win four months against Simon Grayson’s Terriers and progress through the second round.
During pre-season, Graham Westley’s side have picked up wins against the likes of AFC Wimbledon, Plymouth Argyle and Greek giants AEK Athens plus a convincing display against Championship outfit Leeds United.
PNE have enjoyed a positive pre-season, with a number of new players joining the Club and quickly gelling together as a team.
It is a unique start for the Lilywhites, with the cup fixture coming before the opening league match and it will present the perfect chance for North End to get into a winning habit.
Preston North End will kick-off the 2012/13 season on Monday evening against Huddersfield Town in the Capital One Cup first round, kick-off 7.45pm at Deepdale.
All home sections will be open, with away supporters allocated the Bill Shankly Kop. Unreserved seating applies in the Sir Tom Finney Stand and Alan Kelly Town End, where cash turnstiles will be in operation on the day.
Tickets for the Invincibles Pavilion must be pre-purchased at a ticket office prior to kick-off.
Tickets can be pre-purchased (which is advised) by calling 0844 856 1966 or visiting MyPNE.com
So if a delicious pre-match meal alongside executive seating in the Invincibles Pavilion appeals to you, then book on now to reserve your spot for only £20 for adults and £15 for concessions.
The Guild Lounge includes,
But that isn’t all that is on offer, with executive boxes also available for the Club’s supporters with details below,
Executive Boxes - 10 Seats
- A two course meal pre match
All doors will open at 6pm. For further details please contact the commercial department on 01772 693304 or 693311. Alternately you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
It was only four months ago the Lilywhites beat the League One Play-Off winners by a goal to nil courtesy of Chris Robertson’s second half finish.
Since then, both teams have gone through a lot, with Huddersfield beating Sheffield United in a dramatic shootout at Wembley to win promotion to the Championship whilst North End have done major surgery to their squad.
During the summer break, Huddersfield have strengthened their squad with Grayson raiding his former club Leeds United for the services of midfielder Adam Clayton as well as capturing Manchester United midfielder Oliver Norwood.
But that is far from all, with PNE Player also bringing subscribers exclusive interviews plus extended highlights from every first team match.
If you want to tune in and are not yet a subscriber, you can do so by paying just £4.99 per month as we will bring you action from every game home and away this season.
PNE Player will be bringing supporters live commentary action for the opening league game of the season against Huddersfield Town courtesy of Jonathan Breeze and Anthony Wareing.