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Adams Park (ATT 3,734) 27th September 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: M Naylor

Wycombe Wycombe Wanderers vs Preston North End Preston

Wycombe 3

G Ainsworth (12)
S Donnelly (pen 14)
S Beavon (27)

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Preston 4

N Mellor (7, 73)
I Hume (9, 64)

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Last Updated: 26/09/11 4:44pm

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Ainsworth: Could feature

Ainsworth: Could feature

Team news ahead of Tuesday's League One clash between Wycombe and Preston North End at Adams Park.

Wycombe midfielder Gareth Ainsworth will hope to start against his former club.

The 38-year-old was rested as Wanderers halted a five-game losing streak with a surprise 1-0 home victory over high-flying Sheffield United on Saturday.

Ainsworth, who has had three spells with the Lilywhites during his career, will have to dislodge one of Stuart Lewis, Ben Harding, Scott Donnelly or Joel Grant if he is to start the match.

Manager Gary Waddock, who celebrated his 100th game in charge of the club at the weekend, reported no fresh problems.

He is able to call upon Matt Bloomfield, Marvin McCoy, Elliot Benyon, Ben Strevens and the fit-again John Halls, as well as Ainsworth, should he wish to make any changes.

Preston will be without Paul Parry for their midweek tie following his sending off in Saturday's 2-1 win over Tranmere.

Left-back Parry was dismissed for two bookable offences so must serve a one-game suspension.

Defender Steven Smith has recovered from his troublesome calf injury and is likely to start in Parry's absence.

Fellow full-back David Gray is also in contention after coming on for the final 14 minutes at the weekend which was his first league appearance since breaking his leg in March.

Young goalkeeper Andreas Arestidou should retain his place in the side.

He will continue in the absence of Iain Turner, who is nearing a return after suffering a foot injury against Yeovil earlier this month.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30