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Team news ahead of Tuesday night's Championship clash between Watford and Preston North End at Vicarage Road.

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Turner: Set to keep his place

Turner: Set to keep his place

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Watford are waiting on the fitness of winger Will Buckley.

The former Rochdale man picked up an ankle injury after a heavy challenge during the 3-1 defeat to North End's rivals Burnley at the weekend and is receiving treatment.

Buckley is unlikely to play but Don Cowie could return in his place after a spell out with a thigh injury.

Popular full-back Lloyd Doyley also missed the game on Saturday with his hamstring injury but has a chance of returning.

Youngster Michael Bryan is still missing with an ankle injury, but midfielder Ross Jenkins is back after struggling with a tight hamstring.

The Hornets have not won in their last five games in all competitions.

Preston boss Phil Brown looks set to persist with on-loan Everton goalkeeper Iain Turner between the posts.

Brown axed regular number one Andy Lonergan and replaced him with new recruit Turner for Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Hull.

Brown said: "Iain Turner played well enough for me. He obviously knows the challenge and is over the moon at the opportunity of playing first-team football."

Rookie defender Conor McLaughlin suffered a fracture to his left fibula and a dislocated ankle in the recent defeat to Bristol City and faces several months on the sidelines.

Striker Iain Hume could remain sidelined with a hamstring strain as Brown bids to guide North End to their first win since he took the reins last month.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
15:00
Brighton v Charlton Live
Derby v Ipswich Live
Fulham v Cardiff Live
Leeds v Bolton Live
M'boro v Reading Live
Millwall v Blackpool Live
Norwich v Bournemth Live
Rotherham v Brentford Live
Watford v Huddersfld Live
Wigan v Birmingham Live

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 N Forest 5 8 13
2 Watford 4 5 9
3 Norwich 4 5 9
4 Wolves 4 2 9
5 Charlton 4 2 8
6 Sheff Wed 5 1 8
7 Derby 4 4 7
8 Cardiff 4 2 7
9 Millwall 4 2 7
10 Blackburn 4 0 7
11 Bournemth 4 3 6
12 M'boro 4 1 6
13 Brighton 4 1 6
14 Rotherham 4 -1 6
15 Brentford 4 0 5
16 Birmingham 4 -1 5
17 Ipswich 4 -1 4
18 Wigan 4 -1 4
19 Reading 4 -4 4
20 Huddersfld 4 -5 4
21 Leeds 4 -6 3
22 Bolton 4 -5 1
23 Blackpool 4 -5 0
24 Fulham 4 -7 0

Updated Sat, 30 Aug 2014

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