Preston v Nott'm Forest preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's FA Cup third-round clash between Preston and Nottingham Forest at Deepdale.

Last Updated: 07/01/11 at 13:19

Brown: Has a hamstring injury

Brown: Has a hamstring injury

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

New Preston boss Phil Brown will assess the fitness of defensive duo Wayne Brown and Leon Cort ahead of the game against Forest.

Brown missed the defeat at Crystal Palace with a hamstring strain and Cort also missed out at Selhurst Park with a similar problem.

Despite North End suffering a third straight defeat at Palace, the performance provided reason for optimism and Brown may be reluctant to make many changes.

Preston remain short of numbers but Brown is hoping to make up to six new signings after being installed as Darren Ferguson's replacement at Deepdale.

The former Hull manager, who has penned an 18-month deal, said: "I need to be proactive in the transfer market."

Nottingham Forest midfielder Paul McKenna has recovered from illness and should return to the squad against his former club.

The Reds captain has missed the last six matches - he was initially sidelined by a groin injury before picking up a virus.

Boss Billy Davies has no new injury problems for the third round tie but the Scot will be without Marcus Tudgay, who turned his loan from Sheffield Wednesday into a permanent deal this week, as the striker is cup-tied.

Defender Julian Bennett and forward Joe Garner have returned from loan spells at Crystal Palace and Huddersfield respectively but must wait to see if they are included in the squad.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

FA Cup Fixtures

There are no fixtures at present.

Footer 365

The Morning View: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be pleased with result against Man City, according to Sky Sports' Tony Cascarino

Tony Cascarino believes Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be happy with a draw away to Manchester City.

Premier League: Christian Benteke closing on Aston Villa comeback

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is edging closer to a first-team comeback, manager Paul Lambert has revealed.

Transfer News: Peter Crouch could earn new Stoke contract as QPR maintain interest

Mark Hughes is open to rewarding Peter Crouch with a new contract at Stoke as QPR remain interested in the striker.

Mail Box

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

Liverpool Aren't Even Exciting This Season

Liverpool fans are seemingly resigned to slipping back into mediocrity, which in September isn't exactly ideal. Plus better Arsenal, Allardyce praise and an excited Saint...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property