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Deepdale (ATT 9,080) 9th April 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: S Mathieson

Preston Preston North End vs Oldham Athletic Oldham

Preston 2

N Wroe (pen 73)
W Hayhurst (90+3)

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Oldham 0

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Last Updated: 08/04/13 5:49pm

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Lee Holmes: Struggling with a tight hamstring

Lee Holmes: Struggling with a tight hamstring

Team news for Tuesday's League One clash between Preston North End and Oldham at Deepdale.

Preston boss Simon Grayson must consider the fitness of Lee Holmes and Keith Keane ahead of the rescheduled League One encounter.

Holmes opened the scoring in fine style during Saturday's comfortable 3-0 win over struggling Scunthorpe but the former Southampton winger was forced off shortly before half-time with a tight hamstring.

Utility man Keane, who successfully switched from full-back to a midfield role over the Easter period, will require hernia surgery in the near future and it remains to be seen how many more games he can be nursed through.

The duo's potential absences could mean opportunities to start for midfielder John Welsh and winger Jeffrey Monakana.

Long-term absentee Scott Laird (broken leg) is back in training but not yet ready for first-team action.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson has plenty to ponder.

Johnson tasted defeat for the first time in four matches in charge of the Latics at the weekend as Carlisle held out for a 2-1 victory at Boundary Park.

The Cumbrians capitalised on a lacklustre first-half showing from their hosts, prompting Johnson into a triple change at the interval.

Kirk Millar, David Mellor and Matt Smith were introduced in place of Connor Brown, Robbie Simpson and Lee Barnard and all three could push to start at Deepdale having played their part in a much improved showing after half-time.

Lee Croft remains Johnson's only injury doubt with a foot injury although the former Manchester City winger has not suffered a break.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 15 33
2 Preston North End 14 31
3 Swindon Town 14 26
4 Notts County 14 26
5 Peterborough United 15 26
6 Sheffield United 14 26
7 Oldham Athletic 15 25
8 Milton Keynes Dons 13 24
9 Rochdale 14 23
10 Fleetwood Town 15 19
11 Chesterfield 15 19
12 Bradford City 15 19
13 Crawley Town 15 18
14 Colchester United 15 17
15 Barnsley 14 16
16 Port Vale 15 16
17 Coventry City 15 16
18 Walsall 15 15
19 Leyton Orient 15 15
20 Doncaster Rovers 13 15
21 Gillingham 15 14
22 Yeovil Town 15 13
23 Crewe Alexandra 15 13
24 Scunthorpe United 15 12