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Checkatrade.com Stadium 29th January 2013 - Kick off 19:45

Crawley Crawley Town vs Preston North End Preston

Postponed - due to waterlogged pitch

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Last Updated: 29/01/13 11:03pm

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Kyle McFadzean: Set to miss out again

Kyle McFadzean: Set to miss out again

Team news for Tuesday's League One clash between Crawley and Preston at the Broadfield Stadium.

Crawley boss Richie Barker could hand a host of players their debuts.

Full-back Mustapha Dumbaya has signed on a free transfer after leaving Portsmouth and centre-half Connor Essam joined from Gillingham.

Barker moved for the defensive duo after letting Claude Davis leave for Rotherham and with Kyle McFadzean still sidelined as he recovers from a virus.

Barker has also signed Jamie Proctor from Swansea and fellow striker Jimmy Spencer on loan from Huddersfield, although the latter has been carrying a knee injury.

Former Brighton midfielder Matt Sparrow could make his full debut after coming on as a substitute at Tranmere last time out.

There will be further changes on the bench after defender Shaun Cooper joined Portsmouth and back-up goalkeeper Michel Kuipers left the club.

Rookie defender Ben Davies is expected to retain his place in the Preston starting line-up.

Davies was one of two debutants in the full-back positions, along with on-loan Leeds right-back Paul Connelly, as North End set an unwanted club record of 10 home league games without victory in a battling 2-2 draw against Coventry at the weekend.

John Welsh could come back into the reckoning after shaking off a knock and would displace either Joel Byrom or Jack King in central midfield after Nicky Wroe was selected on the right flank to face the Sky Blues.

Graham Cummins made the most of a rare league start in attack by netting the opening goal and will be hopeful of holding off the challenges of benched duo Joe Garner and Stuart Beavon, with Jeffrey Monakana possibly more likely to make way.

Defenders Scott Laird (broken leg), Keith Kean (knee), striker Lee Trundle (hamstring) and midfielder John Mousinho remain out.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 37 73
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 38 52
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