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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 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40