Swansea initially made a slow start to life under new boss Russell Martin, who was brought in as Steve Cooper’s successor, as they took just one point from their first three games.
However, they battled to a 1-0 win over Bristol City last time out in the league through Joel Piroe’s third goal in four matches since arriving in South Wales.
The Swans followed that up with an emphatic 4-1 win over Plymouth Argyle in the EFL Cup on Tuesday to set up a third-round tie with Brighton & Hove Albion.
With momentum finally on his side, Martin will now be looking to make it back-to-back wins in the league for Swansea for only the second time since the start of March.
Preston are also in better shape now than a couple of weeks ago as they too followed up victory in the league with progression in the EFL Cup this week.
The Lilywhites had a Patrick Bauer goal to thank for their slim 1-0 win over Peterborough United, picking up their first points of the season at the fourth attempt.
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North End rallied to beat a stubborn Morecambe side 4-2 in their midweek cup tie and now have a winnable home match with Cheltenham Town next up in the competition.
The league is the only thing in Frankie McAvoy’s thoughts right now, though, and Preston have a good record on home soil ahead of this visit of Swansea.
They have won three of their last four league games at Deepdale, after winning just one of the previous 10, and three more points here would likely lift Preston into the top half