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Sky Bet League 1

Deepdale (ATT 11,474) 9th September 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Boyeson

Preston Preston North End vs Yeovil Town Yeovil

Preston 4

J Proctor (5)
B Nicholson (49)
N Mellor (59, 70)

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Yeovil 3

A Edgar (31)
S MacLean (64, pen 81)

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Last Updated: 08/09/11 3:49pm

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Turner: Could play for North End

Turner: Could play for North End

Team news ahead of Friday's League One clash between Preston North End and Yeovil Town at Deepdale.

Preston boss Phil Brown is hoping goalkeeper Iain Turner will be passed fit for the home clash.

The former Everton stopper hurt his elbow during a training session with Scotland last week, forcing him to return early to Deepdale where he has been undergoing intensive treatment.

Club captain Ian Ashbee is edging closer to recovering from the knee injury which has prevented him from playing any part in the opening six games.

The former Hull midfielder should play some part against the Glovers but Steven Smith, who sustained a calf strain in the 2-0 win over Chesterfield, will be assessed.

Rookie defender Daniel Devine remains sidelined after sustaining a broken jaw following an incident in Preston city centre last month.

Meanwhile Yeovil will be without injured strike duo Jon Obika and Andy Williams for Friday night's clash.

Front man Obika is waiting to find out if he requires surgery on a knee injury and has been ordered to rest for four weeks, while Andy Williams will be missing for six weeks with an ankle knock.

Otherwise, Glovers boss Terry Skiverton has a full complement of players to choose from with no outstanding suspensions hanging over his side.

"It's a tough game for us - it's another big game in the space of a month," said Skiverton.

"I feel like we've played some really decent teams in Sheffield United and MK Dons and I feel like we've come off the back of it with a bit of credit.

"But we need to go do that little bit extra and get results against the big teams."

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19