Preston North End manager Alex Neil chose to make 11 changes for his side’s first round victory over Bradford City in the Carabao Cup and could again take the opportunity to rotate his squad for round two.
Tom Bayliss and Andre Green made their full debuts at the Utilita Energy Stadium and both could again get the nod for the visit of Grant McCann’s Hull City to Deepdale.
Connor Ripley played in goal in the first round and he could again get the nod between the sticks, whilst Paul Huntington – who missed the first round clash with the Bantams with an injury – could also be in contention for his first run out of the season.
Forwards David Nugent and Louis Moult are both definitely absent with calf and knee injuries respectively, however, Andrew Hughes is closing in on return after missing the last four games with a knock picked up late in the opening home win over Wigan Athletic.
Skipper Tom Clarke missed the weekend’s game with Sheffield Wednesday at Deepdale and is also a doubt for the visit of the Tigers.
Just like his Lilywhites counterpart, Tigers boss McCann chose to change his entire starting XI for their first round victory over Tranmere Rovers.
The former Doncaster Rovers boss handed first competitive starts for the club for Matt Ingram, Ryan Tafazolli, Matthew Pennington, Leonardo Da Silva Lopes, Josh Magennis and George Honeyman who wore the captain’s armband.
A number of those players have – like the North End players who played at Bradford – since forced their way into the starting line-up in the league, but wholesale changes could again be on the cards for this tie.