STARTING XIs: Leitner returns as City make eight changes at Preston
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Moritz Leitner’s two months in the shadows at Norwich City will come to an end at Preston this afternoon, after being named as one of eight changes to Daniel Farke’s starting line-up for FA Cup duty.
Leitner comes into central midfield alongside Tom Trybull for the third round clash, with Ibrahim Amadou coming into central defence to partner skipper Christoph Zimmermann.
Jamal Lewis reclaims the left-back berth and Sam Byram switches to the right as Max Aarons is named on the bench.
Marco Stiepermann and Onel Hernandez also return in attacking midfield while 18-year-old Adam Idah starts, as expected, due to there being no other fit strikers.
The hosts have made nine changes to their starting XI from their 2-0 home defeat to Middlesbrough in the Championship, with former Norwich keeper Declan Rudd dropping to the bench.
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PRESTON (4-2-3-1): Ripley; Fisher, Davies (C), Storey, Rafferty; Ledson, Potts; Bayliss, Harrop, Bodin; Stockley. Subs: Rudd (GK), Pearson, Clarke, Gallagher, Barkhuizen, O'Reilly, Nugent
NORWICH (4-2-3-1): McGovern; Byram, Zimmermann (C), Amadou, Lewis; Trybull, Leitner; Cantwell, Stiepermann, Hernandez; Idah. Subs: Krul (GK), Hanley, Aarons, Vrancic, Tettey, McLean, Buendia
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