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Deepdale (ATT 13,941) 7th April 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Sarginson

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Brown: Ruled out for North End

Brown: Ruled out for North End

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Preston North End and Milton Keynes Dons at Deepdale.

Preston will be without Aaron Brown.

Centre-back Brown was deployed as a striker during last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, but the former Aldershot man's afternoon came to an early end when he suffered a dislocated shoulder.

North End goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann played through the pain of a back injury at Hillsborough but hopes to be back at full fitness by Saturday.

Midfielder Danny Mayor has not featured since limping out of last month's victory at Exeter and could be one of up to three players looking to shake off knocks and take part against the Dons. However, manager Graham Westley did not disclose the identity of his doubtful players.

"There's always bumps and always bruises," he said. "There's two or three who are in doubt. There might be one or two who start on the bench rather than in the XI because they might be able to make a contribution but might not be ready from the start.

"So we'll have a look at them and make some decisions on Friday morning once we've let them settle down."

MK Dons have defensive problems ahead of the trip.

More pertinently, it is the right-back position that is once again blighting boss Karl Robinson.

On-loan duo Adam Smith and James Tavernier had already been injured playing there this season before Mathias Doumbe and Luke Chadwick ended up in the treatment room while filling in against Carlisle last week.

Tavernier was recalled by Newcastle on Wednesday while Doumbe (groin) will remain out and Chadwick (knee) is a doubt, so Adam Chicksen is expected to fill in at right-back at Deepdale.

"It is a jinxed position. It has been cursed this season," said Robinson.

Forward Dean Bowditch (groin) is also out while defender Gary MacKenzie, who has been sidelined for almost six weeks due to suspension and injury, is rated at 50/50.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 99
2 Brentford 44 91
3 Rotherham United 44 82
4 Preston North End 44 82
5 Leyton Orient 44 80
6 Peterborough United 44 70
7 Swindon Town 44 66
8 Sheffield United 43 60
9 Port Vale 44 60
10 Milton Keynes Dons 44 59
11 Walsall 44 58
12 Bristol City 44 56
13 Crawley Town 43 55
14 Bradford City 44 53
15 Gillingham 44 52
16 Oldham Athletic 43 51
17 Coventry City 44 50
18 Colchester United 44 47
19 Tranmere Rovers 44 47
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 47
21 Notts County 44 46
22 Carlisle United 43 44
23 Shrewsbury Town 44 41
24 Stevenage 44 39