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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 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25