Chesterfield v Preston preview
Last Updated: 15/08/11 5:17pm
Lowry: Could be in Spireites squad
Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League One clash between Chesterfield and Preston at the B2net stadium.
Jamie Lowry could be included in the Chesterfield squad for the first time this season.
The versatile 24-year-old has been regaining match fitness after a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a serious knee injury.
Manager John Sheridan reported a few knocks and bruises following the 1-1 home draw against fellow League One newcomers Stevenage on Saturday but nothing significant enough to rule out any of his players on Tuesday night.
Simon Ford has missed the last two matches with a knock he sustained against Tranmere on the opening day of the season and it remains to be seen if the defender will rejoin the squad.
Ahead of the game Sheridan said: "Preston are one of my fancied teams in this division this season and hopefully we can get a positive result against them."
Preston boss Phil Brown looks set to choose from an unchanged squad as North End search of their first league win of the season.
Right-back David Gray is still on the comeback trail after suffering a broken leg against Norwich in early March while midfielder Ian Ashbee could again miss out with a knee problem.
But youngster Conor McLaughlin may feature after returning to training following a hamstring injury sustained in pre-season.
Brown, meanwhile, believes he has found the right formation to help Preston bounce straight back to the Championship after relegation last season.
The Deepdale boss said: "We have found a formation which suits us and I'm sure we will only get better and better."
Sky Bet League 1
Tue 16th Aug
Bournemth1 - 3Stevenage
Bury2 - 1Sheff Wed
Chesterfld0 - 2Preston
Colchester0 - 2Charlton
Exeter1 - 2Brentford
Hartlepool0 - 0Huddersfld
Leyton Or1 - 3Wycombe
Notts Co3 - 2Tranmere
Rochdale0 - 0Carlisle
Scunthorpe1 - 2Oldham
Sheff Utd3 - 2Walsall
Yeovil0 - 1MK Dons
Sky Bet League 1
|4||Milton Keynes Dons||3||6|
|8||Preston North End||3||5|