Preston v Coventry preview

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:55

Preston v Coventry preview

Preston boss Phil Brown will be reluctant to make any changes to his side following the 3-0 win over Scunthorpe at Glanford Park on Tuesday.
Brown heaped lavish praise on his men afterwards and seems certain to name the same starting line-up against the Sky Blues.
Barry Nicholson and Iain Turner missed the recent home defeat to Leeds but were available to face Scunthorpe in midweek.
North End remain bottom and lie 10 points adrift of safety, but Brown is keeping the faith.
He said: “Belief is such a massive word and if we got back-to-back wins then suddenly that belief gets stronger and stronger.”
Coventry remain without Martin Cranie, who also missed Tuesday’s 2-2 draw at Burnley having suffered a hamstring strain in last weekend’s 1-0 home defeat to Hull.
Striker Marlon King serves the fourth and final match of his suspension for the red card he received against Bristol City.
Cagey caretaker boss Andy Thorn says he will assess a couple of other members of his squad on Friday morning, with striker Clive Platt (calf) and captain Lee Carsley (Achilles and hernia) certain to be two of those as they battle to make their respective returns.
Thorn and Steve Harrison took charge of their first match at Turf Moor in midweek following the sacking of Aidy Boothroyd, and the duo immediately stamped their mark as the Sky Blues adopted a new-found 4-3-3 formation and put in a very attack-minded display.
And speaking ahead of the North End clash, Thorn said: “There was no point in leaving things and changing them gradually, we thought we may as well go for it straight away. Even though I was a defender I’m not really defensive-minded, we’ll go for it as there’s no point finishing second is there?”

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