Rotherham v Preston preview

Team news for Thursday's League One play-off semi-final clash between Rotherham United and Preston North End at the New York Stadium.

Last Updated: 15/05/14 at 22:20

Ben Pringle: Facing a late test

Ben Pringle: Facing a late test

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Rotherham boss Steve Evans has joked he might have to pick himself for his side's League One play-off semi-final with Preston as he battles an injury crisis.

The Millers welcome North End to New York on Thursday with the tie finely poised following Saturday's 1-1 first-leg draw at Deepdale where Evans saw several players pick up injuries.

Richard Brindley (hamstring) and Lee Frecklington (knee) were both withdrawn and Evans has already ruled them out, while Ben Pringle (thigh) and Wes Thomas (back) battled on but are considered doubts.

Top scorer Kieran Agard (hamstring) missed the Deepdale clash along with Nicky Adams (calf) and Miles Addison (ankle), with Evans not giving them much chance of featuring. However, on-loan midfielder Richie Smallwood is back from a ban.

Preston will check on Neil Kilkenny ahead of their League One play-off semi-final second leg at Rotherham.

The Australia international missed Saturday's first leg, which ended in a 1-1 draw, after he picked up a calf strain in training in the days leading up to the Deepdale clash.

Boss Simon Grayson has an otherwise full squad to choose from and if he is contemplating changes could call on Kevin Davies, Keith Keane and Chris Humphrey after all three came off the bench at the weekend.

North End will have to become the first visiting side to win at Rotherham since New Year's Day if they are to earn a place in the Wembley final where Leyton Orient are already waiting.

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.

League One Fixtures

Sunday, 29 March 2015
14:15
Fleetwood v Preston
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
19:45
Bradford v Chesterfld  
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
Coventry v Leyton Or  
Friday, 03 April 2015
15:00
Crewe v Crawley  
Gillingham v Fleetwood  
Oldham v Bristol C  
Port Vale v Colchester  
Preston v Rochdale  
Scunthorpe v Peterboro  
Walsall v Notts Co  

Footer 365

European Qualifiers round-up: Holland and Italy held to draws

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late header rescued a point for Holland against Turkey in European Qualifying, while Eder spared Italy's blushes in Bulgaria.

Israel 0-3 Wales: Gareth Bale's double sends Wales top of Group B

Gareth Bale scored two and set up another as Wales moved to the top of Group B with a 3-0 win over 10-man Israel in Haifa.

Raheem Sterling expects to be fit for Liverpool trip to Arsenal

Raheem Sterling expects to be fit for Liverpool's trip to Arsenal, despite pulling out of England's Turin date.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company