Preston v Swindon preview

Date published: Friday 24th April 2015 1:34

Promotion-chasing Preston will be at full strength for the visit of Swindon on an afternoon they hope they will end in them going up.

North End can secure Championship football for next season if they beat the fourth-placed Robins and MK Dons lose at Rochdale, and Lilywhites boss Simon Grayson is unlikely to shuffle his pack too much for the pivotal contest.

Grayson’s side are unbeaten in 17 League One encounters and were unchanged in midweek for the win over Notts County, with Paul Huntington now enjoying a spell back in the defence following his back injury.

It means Chris Humphrey, Calum Woods and Kevin Davies will once again have to make do with spaces on the substitutes’ bench.

Swindon will assess midfielder Yaser Kasim ahead of the long trip north.

The Iraq international sustained a foot injury during their 3-3 draw with Walsall on Tuesday night but should be able to overcome the knock in time to feature against North End.

But Mark Cooper could be without John Swift. The midfielder missed the Saddlers clash with illness and it is unlikely he will return in time to be involved and he looks set to join the suspended Raphael Rossi Branco on the sidelines.

With a play-off spot already secured, star midfielder Massimo Luongo is likely to be rested.

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