Gary McSheffrey misses out with Franck Moussa coming in to replace him.
Adam Barton gets a place on the bench on his return to his former club.
Coventry City: Murphy (GK), Adams, Edjenguele, Wood, Christie, Jennings, Bailey, Baker (c), Moussa, Fleck, Clarke.
Subs: Dunn (GK), Cameron, Barton, Bell, Barton, J. Clarke, O'Donovan.
Preston North End: Stuckmann (GK), Robertson, Wroe, Cummins, Holmes, Byrom, Connolly, Monakana, King, Wright (c), Davies
Subs: Taylor (GK), Huntingdon, Garner, Buchanan, Procter, Beardsley, Beavon.