Match Preview

 

Tue 29 Jan 13

Reds return to League One action on Tuesday when we look for our first double of the season against Preston North End at the Broadfield Stadium.

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Fred Graham Assistants: Elliott Kaye and Nick Kinseley       

Fourth official: Dan Robathan.

TEAM NEWS

Kyle McFadzean is back in training but is still not fit for a return to action. Otherwise Reds have a full squad to choose from including recent signings Muzzy Dumubya and Jamie Proctor, who could line up against his former club if he makes his debut.

Preston may change the side which shared four goals with Coventry on Saturday with top scorer Stuart Beavon and striker Joe Garner pressing for a recall. 

VIEW FROM INSIDE THE CAMP

Richie Barker: "Preston are not as high up the table as they would like or, if I'm honest, I expected. But they have a strong squad and are quite capable of putting a good run together and climbing up the table. They are an opponent we have a lot of respect for."

Preston manager Graham Westley: "We went into the Coventry game on the back of three defeats and the draw we got nipped that in the bud. Now we have to build on that result down at Crawley."

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Two goals from Gary Alexander earned Reds a 2-1 win at Deepdale in September when the sides met for the first time. You can re-live that game here

FORM GUIDE

Reds have picked up three wins in their last six league games. Preston have won two out of their last 15 in league and cup but they have not lost away from home in the league since November 24.

HOW THEY BET

The Football League's official betting partner Bet Butler has Reds 6/5 favourites with the draw 12/5 and Preston 5/2.

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TONIGHT'S OTHER LEAGUE ONE GAMES

Portsmouth v Notts County

Yeovil v Notts County

Leyton Orient v Swindon

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for this fixture are now available. Click here for details.

MATCH COVERAGE

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