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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 3,215) 9th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Haywood

Colchester Colchester United vs Preston North End Preston

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Last Updated: 08/02/13 1:38pm

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Kem Izzet: Still on the treatment table

Kem Izzet: Still on the treatment table

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Colchester and Preston at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Colchester boss Joe Dunne must decide whether to stick or twist for the visit of out-of-sorts North End.

Dunne named an unchanged side for Tuesday's home clash against Swindon from the one which disposed of Portsmouth last weekend but watched his side fall 1-0 to the promotion hopefuls.

Despite the defeat Dunne felt the U's deserved reward for their performance and he must now decide whether to keep faith for a third successive match or turn to the likes of Marcus Bean and Drey Wright among others.

Midfielder Kem Izzet continues to struggle with an ankle injury as Colchester aim to get back to winning ways.

They will do so against a North End side who are winless in their last five matches and have won just one of their previous nine.

Graham Westley has no new injury problems as he looks to turn around Preston's dismal run of form.

Last weekend's 2-1 home defeat to Shrewsbury extended North End's unwanted club-record run without a home league victory to 11 games.

The Lilywhites did win their last away npower League One encounter on the road at Hartlepool on New Year's Day but it stands as the solitary three-point haul in the last 12 matches.

Full-back Keith Keane (knee) is in the early stages of his rehabilitation but will not be ready for first-team action for at least a fortnight, while fellow defender Scott Laird (broken leg), striker Lee Trundle (hamstring) and midfielder John Mousinho remain on the sidelines.

On-loan Norwich goalkeeper Declan Rudd is set for a place on the bench after making his England Under-21 debut against Sweden in midweek.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39