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Deepdale 2nd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Duncan

Preston Preston North End vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

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J Taylor (64)
M Richards (pen 90+1)

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Last Updated: 01/02/13 1:00pm

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Lee Trundle: Still sidelined for North End

Lee Trundle: Still sidelined for North End

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Preston and Shrewsbury at Deepdale.

Preston boss Graham Westley has no new fitness concerns.

Last weekend's 2-2 draw with Coventry made it 10 home league games without victory for North End, chalking up an unwanted club record in the process.

The Lilywhites' midweek trip to Crawley was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, welcome news for defender Paul Connolly and wideman Lee Holmes who may have missed the Broadfield Stadium encounter with knocks. Both are fit to face the Shrews.

Declan Rudd is set to feature in the matchday squad after joining on loan from Norwich but is unlikely to dislodge Thorsten Stuckmann between the posts.

Full-back Keith Keane (knee) is expected to resume training next week but will not be ready for first-team action for around three weeks, while fellow defender Scott Laird (broken leg), striker Lee Trundle (hamstring) and midfielder John Mousinho remain out.

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner is expected to hand a debut to Rob Edwards.

The experienced defender arrived on a one-month loan deal on deadline day and will fill the void left by Jermaine Grandison, who has been ruled out for six weeks with a hip injury.

Turner expects to welcome back striker Luke Rodgers, who missed the goalless draw against Bury through illness.

Turner will hope the forward can find his scoring touch, as Town have netted just two goals in their last six games.

The Shrews boss has watched his side fail to win any of their last four games and they sit five points above the drop zone.

They remain without midfield duo Mark Wright and Ryan Doble, who have not featured since the turn of the year duo to knee and hand problems respectively.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33