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Prenton Park (ATT 5,895) 8th February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Preston North End Preston

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Ian Goodison: Returns from injury

Ian Goodison: Returns from injury

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Tranmere Rovers and Preston North End at Prenton Park.

Ronnie Moore has a fully-fit Tranmere squad at his disposal for the visit of Preston to Prenton Park.

The Rovers manager has recently had concerns over Liam Ridehalgh (groin), fellow defender Ian Goodison (thigh) and on-loan striker Jake Cassidy (back) but now has the luxury of a clean bill of health.

The League One club also extended the loans of both Fulham centre-back Stephen Arthurworrey and Everton full-back Matthew Pennington by another month this week, meaning they could retain their slots in the starting line-up.

Rovers will be bidding to win their third match in the past four games against North End, who are captained by their former skipper John Welsh.

Craig Davies will be back in Preston's squad at Tranmere.

The on-loan Bolton striker scored on his North End debut against Notts County but was ineligible as Simon Grayson's men exited the FA Cup on Wednesday night as he had already played in the competition.

Teenage midfielder Josh Brownhill also missed out because of a groin injury and Grayson says it will be a late call on whether he can return to the squad at Prenton Park.

Grayson has a wealth of options up front, particularly with Davies at his disposal again, while top scorer Joe Garner and Leicester loanee Paul Gallagher are likely to be restored to the starting XI.

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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