|Preston North End:||Ben Davies, Ben Whiteman, Ryan Ledson, Emil Riis Jakobsen (Tom Barkhuizen, min.70), Jayson Molumby (Daniel Johnson, min.80), Daniel Iversen, Paul Huntington, Scott Sinclair (Ched Evans, min.86), Brad Potts, Alan Browne and Joe Rafferty|
|Reading:||Sone Aluko (Alfa Semedo, min.77), Omar Richards, Rafael, Lucas Joao, Andy Rinomhota, John Swift, Michael Morrison, Tom McIntyre, Josh Laurent, Tom Holmes and Ovie Ejaria|
Preston North End were held to 0-0 draw by Reading down on Sunday at Deepdale. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Preston North End were looking to continue their run, following a 1-0 victory against Birmingham City. Reading were coming from consecutive wins against Coventry City and Huddersfield Town. As the table looks today, Preston North End are in 10th place, with 36 points from 26 matches, while Reading sit in 5th, with 44 points from 26.
For Preston North End Tom Barkhuizen, Daniel Johnson and Ched Evans came on for Emil Riis Jakobsen, Jayson Molumby and Scott Sinclair, while Reading brought on Alfa Semedo to replace Sone Aluko.
The referee booked Jayson Molumby, Paul Huntington, Ryan Ledson and Ben Whiteman for Preston North End.