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(Preston) makes a substitution, with Jamie Proctor coming on for Iain Hume. George Friend takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
George Friend decides to take a short corner.
Nathan Ellington crosses the ball, Matthew Kilgallon manages to make a clearance.
The referee shows Jason Euell a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Wayne Thomas takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a save.
Jason Euell joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Hayter.
(Preston) makes a substitution, with Nathan Ellington coming on for Keith Treacy. Simon Gillett fouled by Darren Carter, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Shelton Martis.
(Doncaster) makes a substitution, with Dean Shiels coming on for James Coppinger. Corner taken right-footed by Simon Gillett to the near post.
Simon Gillett concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Ashbee. Keith Treacy crosses the ball in from the free kick, Brian Stock manages to make a clearance.
Wayne Thomas comes on in place of John Oster. Brian Stock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Ashbee. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
Goal scored by Paul Hayes from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-1 Preston.The assist for the goal came from Bongani Khumalo.
Inswinging corner taken by Iain Hume from the left by-line played to the near post, Bongani Khumalo takes a shot.
Goal scored by Brian Stock from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Doncaster 1-0 Preston.Paul Hayes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Eddie Johnson. Simon Gillett provided the assist for the goal.
James O'Connor crosses the ball, clearance made by Barry Nicholson.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Simon Gillett. Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.
Franck Moussa has a volleyed shot.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by John Oster. Corner taken by Keith Treacy from the left by-line to the near post, Keith Treacy takes the inswinging corner, clearance by George Friend. Save by Gary Woods.
Foul by Ian Ashbee on Brian Stock, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by John Oster from right channel.
Foul by Bongani Khumalo on James Hayter, free kick awarded. Shelton Martis takes the direct free kick.
Simon Gillett is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Iain Turner takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Keith Treacy from the right by-line played to the near post, Matthew Kilgallon makes a clearance.
Iain Hume takes a shot. George Friend makes a clearance.
James Hayter fouled by Ian Ashbee, the ref awards a free kick. George Friend takes the direct free kick.
Keith Treacy has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by John Oster to the near post, clearance made by Keith Treacy.
The referee penalises James Coppinger for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Turner.
Simon Gillett produces a left-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is delivered by Keith Treacy.
The offside flag is raised against Simon Gillett. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
Eddie Johnson fouled by James O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Iain Hume from left wing, clearance by James Hayter.
The ball is sent over by Keith Treacy, save by Gary Woods.
Simon Gillett challenges Iain Hume unfairly and gives away a free kick. Iain Hume has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Billy Jones has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
James Hayter takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
Free kick taken by Iain Turner. Shelton Martis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Brown. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Iain Hume from left channel, Shelton Martis makes a clearance.
James O'Connor is cautioned.
Barry Nicholson challenges James Coppinger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian Stock takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume by Matthew Kilgallon. Free kick crossed left-footed by Keith Treacy from right wing, clearance made by James Hayter.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Kilgallon by Chris Brown. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
Close range shot by Chris Brown goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is sent over by Iain Hume, Keith Treacy takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.
Effort on goal by James Coppinger from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Short corner taken by James Coppinger.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume played to the near post, Shelton Martis makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Kilgallon on Chris Brown. Free kick crossed left-footed by Keith Treacy from right wing, Matthew Kilgallon makes a clearance.
Franck Moussa challenges Barry Nicholson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
Iain Hume handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
Iain Hume takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.
Franck Moussa has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Franck Moussa takes a shot. James Hayter gets a block in.
Shot from close range by Franck Moussa misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by James Coppinger, Shelton Martis takes a shot. James Hayter gets a block in.
The referee blows for offside. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by James Coppinger, save made by Iain Turner.
Keith Treacy sends in a cross, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Iain Hume goes wide left of the target.
Eddie Johnson challenges Franck Moussa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Woods.
Keith Treacy takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Matthew Kilgallon.
Eddie Johnson takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.
Brian Stock challenges Ian Ashbee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
Simon Gillett is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Turner.
The offside flag is raised against Iain Hume. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
Keith Treacy takes the outswinging corner, Shelton Martis manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Keith Treacy, Shelton Martis makes a clearance.
The referee penalises Iain Hume for handball. Brian Stock restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the penalty area by John Oster goes wide of the left-hand post.
The official flags Chris Brown offside. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
Iain Hume produces a cross, Chris Brown takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods.
A cross is delivered by John Oster, save by Iain Turner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Brown by Shelton Martis. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Keith Treacy, George Friend manages to make a clearance.
Darren Carter produces a left-footed shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the net.
Effort from the edge of the box by Simon Gillett goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Short corner taken by Simon Gillett.
George Friend takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.
Handball by Chris Brown. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
O'Connor set for Rovers return
Doncaster defender James O'Connor could make a surprise return against Preston following a two-month injury lay-off.
O'Connor has been sidelined since mid-February due to a broken bone in his foot and only recently returned to full training but manager Sean O'Driscoll will make a late decision on whether to include him in the squad.
O'Driscoll will be without fellow defender Joseph Mills though. He was withdrawn in Saturday's 3-1 home defeat to Cardiff and replaced by Matt Kilgallon after sustaining a hamstring injury.
Leading goalscorer Billy Sharp (groin), midfielder Martin Woods (both groin), plus defenders James Chambers and Adam Lockwood (both knee) remain long-term absentees.
Rovers, chasing their first win in seven league games - they have lost their last three - have slipped to 20th place in the table in recent weeks, seven points above the relegation zone.
Iain Turner and Chris Brown are set to give Preston boss Phil Brown a double boost.
Everton goalkeeper Turner, who initially arrived at Deepdale in February, has extended his emergency loan until the end of the season.
The Scot has missed just one fixture through injury since his arrival and should line up between the posts at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Striker Brown is set to come back into contention after injury but Conor McLaughlin is out for the season with a long-term ankle injury and David Gray is still on crutches after taking a knock to his shin at Norwich last month.
Defenders Leon Cort and Sean St Ledger also look set to remain sidelined.
North End`s survival hopes hit
Paul Hayes came off the bench to salvage a 1-1 draw for Preston at Doncaster but hopes of a great escape for Phil Brown's men are fading.
Preston remain second bottom of the npower Championship, seven points shy of safety with five matches remaining following an entertaining contest at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Doncaster led through Brian Stock's 77th minute strike, but the lead was short-lived as Hayes made an instant impact.
Both sides enjoyed a host of chances in an end-to-end affair, while Preston were furious not to be awarded a penalty when Eddie Johnson went down under James O'Connor's challenge in the second half.
The result does more favours for Sean O'Driscoll's Rovers, who halted a run of three straight defeats and sit eight points clear of the drop zone.
Doncaster defenders Mustapha Dumbuya and Joseph Mills suffered hamstring injuries in the last-gasp defeat to Cardiff and were replaced by Matt Kilgallon and O'Connor, who returned from a two-month lay-off with a broken metatarsal.
Chris Brown also came back from a spell on the sidelines to replace midfielder Adam Barton in an attacking Preston line-up.
Doncaster almost had the perfect start when Stock's perfectly-measured first-time pass found left-back George Friend in the area. Friend let fly with a rasping effort that had Preston goalkeeper Iain Turner at full-stretch to beat over the bar.
The home side made most of the early running, but their free-flowing approach left them vulnerable at the back, as evidenced in the ninth minute when Gary Woods raced from his goal line to thwart Brown after deft through-ball from strike partner Iain Hume had sent him clear.
The game developed a cat-and-mouse feel as Preston worked tirelessly to thwart clever Doncaster interplay around their own penalty area, while Hume and Keith Treacy carried a menacing threat on the counter attack.
When the pair combined in the 35th minute, North End should have gone in front.
Treacy's goalbound volley from Hume's left-wing cross was spilt by Woods to leave Johnson with a golden opportunity, but Preston's on-loan Fulham forward thumped into the side netting from point-blank range.
Doncaster resumed the ascendancy as half-time approached but had O'Connor booked for simulation after he burst through a hail of bodies in the Preston box and went theatrically to ground.
In the 52nd minute Hume sprung the Doncaster offside trap to retrieve Darren Carter's punt forward but sent shot past the near post.
After the hour Preston's Canadian striker, again the danger man, expertly brought down a clearance from Turner and darted menacingly into the Doncaster box, where Friend diverted his goalbound shot for a corner.
O'Connor's teasing 70th-minute cross skimmed off Nicholson's head, forcing Turner into a splendid reaction save and the Rovers right-back was immediately involved in another flashpoint at the other end when Hume played in Johnson .
Although O'Connor's contact with the American appeared to be minimal, Preston's players furiously surrounded referee Scott Mathieson when a penalty was not awarded.
Doncaster pressed once more and after Franck Moussa's exquisite 25-yard volley cannoned back off the underside of the crossbar they were in front.
Simon Gillett's clever cut-back caught out the massed ranks of Preston defenders and left Stock free to rifle into the top corner from the edge of the box.
Preston immediately sent on Hayes for Johnson and the former Scunthorpe man snatched a quick-fire equaliser.
He immediately found space in the Doncaster area, forcing Kilgallon to divert his shot behind.
From the resulting corner Bongani Khumalo shot against the crossbar and Hayes was on hand to bravely nod home the rebound from a tight angle.
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