Preston are travelling to 17th place Tranmere Rovers for the twenty-ninth game of the season.
Ronnie Moore’s side haven’t had the best of seasons compared to last, currently lying in 17th place with eight wins and twelve losses; only three of those wins were at home.
Preston will be looking to play how they did on Thursday night against Forest but being more lethal in front of goal and with the return of Craig Davies that shouldn’t be a massive issue.
Tranmere Rovers won their last game, which was a 1-0 away victory at Stadium MK.
Last time these two sides met, it ended up a 1-1 draw at Deepdale, Garner got a very late equaliser to stop Tranmere taking two extra points home with them.
Managers Pre-match Quotes:
Grayson: ‘They are a team that can get results and then have a poorer performance, but they gave us a good game in the early part of the season and we are going over there expecting a tough game.’
Moore: ‘It’s vital that we don’t throw it away. The same commitment, determination and effort then anything can happen.’
Grayson: “It will be a good atmosphere and it is one of those games where we must make sure we are really up for it. We can`t rest on the laurels of what we did in midweek. We have to be totally focused and mentally and physically prepared properly.’
Moore: ‘They’ve got a lot of promising players, experienced players and pace, but so have we. They’ll bring a few down here and there will be a nice atmosphere.’
Tranmere Rovers Team News:
Ronnie Moore has a fully fit side, and is able to have different options when selecting his starting team.
Player to watch: Ryan Lowe
Lowe is still scoring goals at the age of thirty-five and is currently the joint top goalscorer in League One with fifteen goals, along with Assombalonga for Peterborough and Clarke for Wolves.
The former Bury, Sheffield Wednesday and Crewe striker signed for the Super whites in the summer from MK Dons on a free transfer.
Preston North End Team News:
Simon Grayson will be without Brownhill as he still has a slight leg problem from the Bradford City clash.
Craig Davies is eligible to play after he was cup tied against the loss to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.
Player to watch: Craig Davies
Made a real impact when he made his debut against Notts County last weekend, by scoring and earning the penalty so here’s hoping he is on fire for this clash!
Match Facts & Stats
Last 29 games played:
Tranmere: W-8 D-8 L-14
Preston: W-14 D-8 L-8
David Coote is set to take charge of this clash.
Coote this season has issued seventy-two yellows and dismissed two players.
His last Preston game he took charge of was back in October, in the 2-2 draw at Deepdale with Bradford City.
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