Whites still sweating on Beckford

15 February 2010 04:18
The 24-goal striker, who scored the winner when the two sides met at the Banks's Stadium in August, has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury.

If he does not make the clash, manager Simon Grayson could select Mike Grella to start alongside Luciano Becchio up front, although he is more likely to continue with Robert Snodgrass in a supporting role.

Australian defender Patrick Kisnorbo again misses out with the ankle injury that has ruled him out for the majority of 2010, so Leigh Bromby should continue at the heart of defence, with Jason Crowe taking his place at right-back.

Grayson was impressed with his new central midfielder pairing of Bradley Johnson and Neil Kilkenny in Saturday's draw at Leyton Orient, and they are likely continue at the expense of Mickey Doyle and Jonny Howson.

Source: Team_Talk