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Deepdale (ATT 10,467) 20th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Boyeson

Preston Preston North End vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

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Last Updated: 19/04/13 3:48pm

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Nicky Wroe: Serving a one-match suspension

Nicky Wroe: Serving a one-match suspension

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Preston North End and Tranmere Rovers at Deepdale.

The hosts will be without the services of top scorer Nicky Wroe.

The midfielder received a red card for two bookable offences after half-time during last weekend's 1-1 draw with Carlisle and must serve a one-match ban.

Winger Will Hayhurst remains a doubt due to the hamstring problem that ruled him out at Brunton Park, while fellow wideman Lee Holmes could fall shy of his scheduled return from a similar complaint.

Forward Stuart Beavon (shoulder) and midfielder Keith Keane (hernia) are two more players for boss Simon Grayson to run the rule over.

If Beavon and Keane are absent it could mean first-team opportunities for Joe Garner and John Mousinho.

Winger Jeffrey Monakana is set to keep his place having marked a return to the starting XI with the opening goal against Carlisle.

Ronnie Moore has no new injury problems as his Tranmere side look to end a run of four consecutive 1-0 defeats at Preston.

The dismal run has all but ended Rovers' play-off prospects despite them spending the majority of this season in the upper reaches of League One.

Mamady Sidibe is expected to lead the line once more after the on-loan Stoke striker made a surprise return from an adductor problem against Hartlepool last week.

Cole Stockton could also push for a place in attack after scoring in the reserves' victory over Oldham in midweek.

Moore is unlikely to make any changes to his defence after on-loan Manchester United defender Sean McGinty went back to his parent club last week.

Club captain James Wallace (knee) and winger Adam McGurk (hip) are out for the season.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15