Preston have began their season in a fairly solid run of form, picking up 11 points from eight games to sit in 11th spot in the table.
Middlesbrough, meanwhile, currently sit eighth in the Championship table following an indifferent start to the season, but they enter the match off the back of a morale-boosting 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers on Friday.
Preston: Stuckmann; Wright, Robertson, Laird, Byrom; Welsh, Sodje, Monakana, King; Beavon, Hayhurst
Middlesbrough: Leutwiler; Zemmama, Hoyte, Bikey, Friend; Carayol, Ledesma, Arca, Williams, McEachran; Emnes
Sports Mole says: 1-2