Selection quandary for Preston boss

Preston boss Alan Irvine will have to decide whether to deploy Eddie Nolan or Liam Chilvers in place of the injured Youl Mawene against Derby.

Last Updated: 07/12/09 at 17:29

Irvine: Has decisions to make

Irvine: Has decisions to make

The Frenchman is sidelined for several months after damaging knee ligaments in North End's recent defeat at the hands of Newcastle.

Nolan impressed during the draw at Blackpool and earned himself a ringing endorsement from Irvine but was replaced by Chilvers against Cardiff at the weekend.

Chilvers, who revealed on Monday his absence from last week's derby was due to suspected swine flu, admitted he struggled at Cardiff but feels he is back to full fitness again.

He said: "I came back to training last Thursday and felt like someone had stolen my lungs. At Cardiff I was okay, a little bit tired towards the end of the game, but it was nice to be back playing again."

Midfielder Barry Nicholson remains a long-term absentee as Preston look to end a run of six games without a win.

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Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil
Bournemth v Sheff Wed
Charlton v Bolton
Huddersfld v Brighton
Wigan v Reading
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley
19:30
Doncaster v Derby
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Barnsley v Leeds  
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Position Team P GD PTS
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2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

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