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Sep 24, 2019 at 7.45pm UK at Deepdale
Attendance: 22,025
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Eric Garcia to fill in at centre-back for Manchester City in EFL Cup?

Eric Garcia to fill in at centre-back for Man City?
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Billy Bodin and Ben Pearson could miss out for North End.

Preston manager Alex Neil will make changes as he tries to halt a rampant Manchester City at Deepdale in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Forward Billy Bodin is doubtful after missing Saturday's win at Birmingham with a calf problem while midfielder Ben Pearson may not be risked after cramp, having just recovered from illness.

Striker David Nugent, who came through 45 minutes in last week's Lancashire Senior Cup victory over Chorley, may return to the squad.

Forward Louis Moult (knee) is out for the season while club captain Tom Clarke (knee) will not feature until after the international break.

City could give an opportunity to 18-year-old centre-back Eric Garcia as they begin their defence of the trophy.

The Spain Under-21 international, a second-half substitute against Watford on Saturday, could get a further run-out in the continued absence of John Stones (thigh) and Aymeric Laporte (knee), with Fernandinho likely to be rested.

Another young defender, 17-year-old Taylor Harwood-Bellis, could also make the squad.

Back-up goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and midfielder Phil Foden may also get some game time.

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Friday's key events

· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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