Crewe v Preston preview
Last Updated: 02/05/14 5:42pm
Chuks Aneke: Back in the fray
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Crewe Alexandra and Preston North End at Alexandra Stadium.
Crewe welcome back top-scorer Chuks Aneke for their pivotal final fixture against Preston.
The on-loan Arsenal forward, who has scored 16 goals this season, has served a three-match suspension but returns in time for the crunch clash against North End, which the Railwaymen, just one point and one place above the drop zone, may need to win to stay up.
Fellow striker Max Clayton (ankle) may also come into consideration for boss Steve Davis after playing 90 minutes for the club's under-21 side on Wednesday, scoring the goal which won them the title.
Teenager Ryan Colclough (stomach) is still out, as is defender Harry Davis (knee).
Scott Wiseman looks set to come back into Preston's squad at Crewe.
The full-back has missed North End's previous half a dozen fixtures due to a knee injury but with Simon Grayson's men having already secured a play-off spot, Wiseman could gain some vital match fitness ahead of their semi-final first leg seven days later.
Preston have a two-point advantage over both Rotherham and Leyton Orient in the fight to finish third and consequently face Peterborough, so Grayson is unlikely to make widespread changes.
Defender Tom Clarke is rated 50-50 due to a calf problem, but the former Orient loanee is expected to be available for the start of the play-offs anyway.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 3rd May
Brentford2 - 0Stevenage
Crawley1 - 1Bristol C
Crewe2 - 1Preston
Gillingham1 - 1Shrewsbury
MK Dons1 - 3Leyton Or
Oldham1 - 1Notts Co
Peterboro0 - 0Port Vale
Sheff Utd2 - 1Coventry
Swindon1 - 2Rotherham
Tranmere1 - 2Bradford
Walsall0 - 1Colchester
Wolves3 - 0Carlisle
Sky Bet League 1
|3||Milton Keynes Dons||26||52|
|4||Preston North End||26||47|