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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 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