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Deepdale (ATT 11,591) 26th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Preston Preston North End vs Gillingham Gillingham

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Tom Clarke: Expected to feature

Tom Clarke: Expected to feature

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

Tom Clarke is expected to be fine for Preston's final home game of the season against Gillingham.

The Lilywhites defender came off at half-time in the 5-2 win over Shrewsbury on Monday complaining of tightness in his calf, but boss Simon Grayson revealed that was more as a precaution.

Clarke had started that contest at right-back, a position where North End are hardly blessed with options given Keith Keane and Scott Wiseman (both knee) are again doubts.

Preston have lost just twice at home all season in the league and could have top scorer Joe Garner (calf) back in the starting line-up as they bid to preserve that proud record.

Gillingham boss Peter Taylor should have a clean bill of health when his side travel to high-flying Preston.

The Gills need just one point from their final two games to guarantee their Sky Bet League One safety and Taylor could make changes having not stuck with the same line-up since agreeing a full-time contract with the club in November.

Amine Linganzi, Myles Weston, Charlie Lee and Adebayo Akinfenwa were all on the bench for Monday's draw at Walsall and, with more than 75 starts between them so far this season, could all feature more prominently.

Cody MacDonald is likely to spearhead the Gillingham attack having scored in back-to-back games during the Easter period, bringing his season total to 16.

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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