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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 38 83
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 38 61
6 Peterborough United 38 56
7 Barnsley 38 55
8 Rochdale 37 53
9 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 52
11 Oldham Athletic 38 52
12 Chesterfield 37 51
13 Bradford City 36 51
14 Gillingham 38 48
15 Port Vale 38 48
16 Walsall 37 46
17 Coventry City 38 43
18 Scunthorpe United 37 43
19 Crawley Town 38 43
20 Notts County 37 42
21 Crewe Alexandra 38 42
22 Leyton Orient 37 39
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 38 33