Deepdale will have the flood lights on as Preston host newly promoted Rotherham United for this Tuesday night clash who believe it or not are currently 5th place in Sky Bet League One.
Steve Evans’ side have been the very surprising team this season, as they look to gain successive promotions.
Preston were more clinical in front of goal on Saturday than they were in their previous midweek game, a 0-0 draw last week at Stadium Mk as they beat Colchester 2-1.
Rotherham made the dreaded journey up to Cumbria to face Carlisle United, as Steve Evans saw his side grab a last minute winner, thanks to Kieran Agard making it 2-1.
If the Millers win this game, they will have the chance to leapfrog North End if they can take advantage of a game in hand they currently have.
The last time these two sides met it was the second game of the season, and it was a complete stalemate as it ended in a 0-0 draw at the New York Stadium.
“They are a strong and powerful unit, they added well in the transfer window in January and they have a manager who demands a lot from his team. We have a really tough game.”
“They are a really strong, hard-working team, with a lot of goals in the team. They have Agard down the right hand side, who has 16 goals, whilst Revell is a handful up front. They have added well in the January window, so they have some good players and this is going to be a tough game for us.”
Preston North End Team News:
Skipper John Welsh, who missed the trip to Colchester on Saturday with a knee problem is set to return for this 4th vs 5th clash.
Scott Wiseman looks also set to return after he also missed out on Saturday due to a problem with his groin.
Player to watch: Paul Gallagher
Gallagher put in a MOTM performance at Colchester on Saturday, and the on loan Leicester man will be hoping to put in a similar performance for this clash and possibly grab another goal to help his team out.
Rotherham United Team News:
Evans will see three players return to his side, with Craig Morgan, Mark Bradley and Rob Milsom all looking set to bolster his side.
However, their only doubt will be striker Alex Revell after he has a head injury which he picked up against Carlisle on Saturday.
Player to watch: Ben Pringle
Playmaker Ben Pringle is their player to look out for.
The midfielder signed for the Millers from Championship side Derby County in 2011 after a brief loan spell with Torquay United.
Last season he scored nine goals for Rotherham in their promotion campaign, he is still working hard in a higher division by creating chances and causing problems for the opposition; something he will be looking to do against Preston.
Match Facts & Stats
Last 11 matches:
Preston: W-5 D-3 L-3
Rotherham: W-3 D-3 L-5
Current Score: Preston 11-7 Rotherham
James Adcock will be the referee for this Tuesday night clash, who last took charge of a midweek game in the Championship as Yeovil held Watford to a goalless draw last Tuesday night.
Adcock has issued 78 yellow cards in 22 games this season, along with five red cards.
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