Preston v Tranmere preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Preston North End and Tranmere Rovers at Deepdale.

Last Updated: 19/04/13 at 15:48   

Nicky Wroe: Serving a one-match suspension

Nicky Wroe: Serving a one-match suspension

The hosts will be without the services of top scorer Nicky Wroe.

The midfielder received a red card for two bookable offences after half-time during last weekend's 1-1 draw with Carlisle and must serve a one-match ban.

Winger Will Hayhurst remains a doubt due to the hamstring problem that ruled him out at Brunton Park, while fellow wideman Lee Holmes could fall shy of his scheduled return from a similar complaint.

Forward Stuart Beavon (shoulder) and midfielder Keith Keane (hernia) are two more players for boss Simon Grayson to run the rule over.

If Beavon and Keane are absent it could mean first-team opportunities for Joe Garner and John Mousinho.

Winger Jeffrey Monakana is set to keep his place having marked a return to the starting XI with the opening goal against Carlisle.

Ronnie Moore has no new injury problems as his Tranmere side look to end a run of four consecutive 1-0 defeats at Preston.

The dismal run has all but ended Rovers' play-off prospects despite them spending the majority of this season in the upper reaches of League One.

Mamady Sidibe is expected to lead the line once more after the on-loan Stoke striker made a surprise return from an adductor problem against Hartlepool last week.

Cole Stockton could also push for a place in attack after scoring in the reserves' victory over Oldham in midweek.

Moore is unlikely to make any changes to his defence after on-loan Manchester United defender Sean McGinty went back to his parent club last week.

Club captain James Wallace (knee) and winger Adam McGurk (hip) are out for the season.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves
15:00
Crewe v Colchester
MK Dons v Brentford
Notts Co v Crawley
Oldham v Coventry
Peterboro v Carlisle
Preston v Shrewsbury
Rotherham v Port Vale
Stevenage v Bristol C
Swindon v Bradford

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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