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Griffin Park (ATT 10,774) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

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Adam Forshaw: Serving suspension

Adam Forshaw: Serving suspension

Team news for Good Friday's League One clash between Brentford and Preston North End at Griffin Park.

Brentford will be without midfielder Adam Forshaw when they host promotion rivals Preston.

The League One player of the year serves a one-match ban after he was sent off during last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Swindon, so Chelsea loanee George Saville could earn a recall in the centre.

Winger Sam Saunders has stepped up his training after a knee operation and is closing in on a return, but Friday's clash will probably come too soon.

Youngster Josh Clarke could be on the bench after the speedy wideman was promoted to the first-team squad this week.

Preston captain John Welsh will miss the trip to fellow high-fliers Brentford as he completes a two-match suspension.

The central midfielder was booked for the 10th time this season against Bristol City and sat out the 6-1 thrashing of Carlisle.

North End are, however, likely to have a number of players back in their ranks. Top scorer Joe Garner will be one of those returning after he did not play against his former team as he attended the birth of his child

Full-back Scott Wiseman should overcome a knee complaint while fellow right-sided player Chris Humphrey is also expected to be available again following injury.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 25 51
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Fleetwood Town 27 37
7 Bradford City 25 36
8 Sheffield United 24 36
9 Chesterfield 25 35
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Coventry City 27 30
18 Barnsley 25 29
19 Scunthorpe United 23 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 26 24