Preston midfielder Josh Harrop is likely to miss the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury.
The 22-year-old damaged an anterior cruciate ligament after coming on as a late substitute in their 3-2 loss to West Bromwich Albion.
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“He will be out for seven months. He is devastated and we are gutted for him,” manager Alex Neil said.
“The lads in the changing room, the staff and everyone at the club will be there to support him and give him the best care that we can.”
Manager Alex Neil will be without Josh Harrop after the announcement he is ruled out for the season after the injury he picked up against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.