Coventry v Preston preview

Team news for Sunday's League One clash between Coventry City and Preston North End at Sixfields.

Last Updated: 23/08/13 at 12:28

Jordan Clarke: Set for late check on Sunday

Jordan Clarke: Set for late check on Sunday

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The Sky Blues are sweating over the fitness of defender Jordan Clarke, who has been struggling with a dead leg this week and will be assessed as late as possible as Coventry aim to record a third successive League One victory.

Captain Carl Baker serves the third and final match of his suspension following his red card at Leyton Orient in the Capital One Cup.

The visit of Preston will be Coventry's second home match of their scheduled three-year groundshare with Northampton, with the maiden fixture finishing in a thrilling 5-4 victory over Bristol City earlier this month.

Forwards Iain Hume and Stuart Beavon are back to full fitness to give boss Simon Grayson plenty of options for the Lilywhites's trip to the west Midlands.

North End have drawn all three of their opening League One games and had failed to find the net until they grabbed two against MK Dons last Saturday.

Beavon came off the bench to feature for the first time this year due to a knee injury and, after also turning out for the reserves since, he has declared himself ready and available.

Hume (groin) was an unused substitute at Deepdale last week but could come into the reckoning, especially with fellow striker Jack King (foot) undergoing an operation this week.

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League One Fixtures

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
19:45
Barnsley v Notts Co  
Bristol C v Bradford  
Colchester v Chesterfld  
Crawley v Walsall  
Crewe v Peterboro  
Doncaster v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Preston  
MK Dons v Fleetwood  
Oldham v Coventry  
Port Vale v Scunthrpe  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 13 15 31
2 Peterboro 13 9 26
3 Swindon 11 11 22
4 Preston 11 11 22
5 MK Dons 11 11 20
6 Notts Co 12 7 20
7 Sheff Utd 12 1 20
8 Chesterfld 12 4 19
9 Fleetwood 13 3 19
10 Oldham 13 2 19
11 Bradford 13 0 18
12 Rochdale 12 7 17
13 Barnsley 12 -1 15
14 Doncaster 11 -6 14
15 Crawley 13 -11 14
16 Colchester 13 -2 13
17 Coventry 13 -5 13
18 Gillingham 13 -6 13
19 Yeovil 13 -9 13
20 Leyton Or 12 -2 12
21 Walsall 13 -3 12
22 Port Vale 13 -6 12
23 Scunthrpe 13 -11 11
24 Crewe 13 -19 10

Updated Sat, 18 Oct 2014

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