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After snapping a 10-game winless run with a late 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town last time out, the Cardiff board moved to hand interim boss Morison a permanent contract.
Morison, who had previously been working with City’s Under-23s side, has won one, drawn one and lost one of his three games since Mick McCarthy‘s sacking a month ago.
A return of four points from those three games is a substantial improvement on the zero points accrued across their previous eight games, failing to score in all but one of those.
Cardiff appear to be on their way up, then, as they seek their first back-to-back league wins since beating Wycombe Wanderers and Birmingham City in April and May.
After making four changes to Cardiff’s lineup last time out, Morison may go for a more settled XI this time around.
However, that may depend on the fitness of star striker Kieffer Moore, who played a full part in Wales’s draw with Belgium on Tuesday.
Should Moore be fit to start for Cardiff, Morison will effectively have a full group of players available to choose from, with James Collins and Tom Sang back available.
As for Preston, they will be forced into at least one change for Saturday’s match as Patrick Bauer sustained an injury in the loss to Forest that will keep him out for a month.
Jordan Storey was introduced in Bauer’s place two weeks ago and is the most likely candidate to get the nod alongside Sepp van den Berg and Andrew Hughes in defence.
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North End have a number of other players absent through injury, including the likes of Connor Wickham, Isaiah Brown and Josh Murphy, who would have been ineligible anyway.
Preston North End possible starting lineup:
Iversen; Van den Berg, Storey, Hughes; Barkhuizen, Whiteman, Browne, McCann, Earl; Jakobsen, Maguire
Cardiff City possible starting lineup:
Smithies; Flint, Morrison, Nelson; Sang, Ralls, Pack, Giles; Colwill, Harris; Moore