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Meadow Lane (ATT 4,956) 26th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Scott Mathieson

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Joss Labadie: Back in contention

Joss Labadie: Back in contention

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Notts County and Preston North End at Meadow Lane.

Midfielder Joss Labadie comes back into the reckoning for the Magpies as they prepare to host the Lilywhites.

Labadie missed the midweek defeat at Gillingham through suspension after he received his fifth yellow card of the season during the 2-0 loss to Swindon last Friday.

Illness ruled Dean Leacock out against the Gills but the County captain could return to the squad, while fellow defender Haydn Hollis has played for the club's Development squad and might be included by manager Chris Kiwomya after recovering from his knee injury.

Yoann Arquin also played in that Under-21 game and could keep his place in the team, especially with fellow striker Enoch Showunmi (back) and on-loan winger Jack Grealish (ankle) still doubtful.

Preston boss Simon Grayson almost has the luxury of a fully-fit squad ahead of his side's trip to Notts County.

Jack King was the only absentee during the 2-2 draw with Bradford in midweek but the versatile player has returned to training after being sidelined since August with a foot injury, though the trip to Meadow Lane comes too soon for the 28-year-old.

Grayson may freshen up his side for their third game in a week with David Buchanan, Lee Holmes, Joel Byrom and Iain Hume all ready to come in to the team.

The Lilywhites head to the League One strugglers having won just one of their last five games in all competitions.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12