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Corner taken left-footed by Adam McGurk, save by Andreas Arestidou.
Neil Mellor takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
Andreas Arestidou goes into the referee's book.
Inswinging corner taken by John Welsh from the right by-line played to the near post.
John Welsh takes a short corner.
Inswinging corner taken by John Welsh, save by Andreas Arestidou.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Weir on Neil Mellor. Graham Alexander takes the direct free kick.
Enoch Showunmi goes off and Mustafa Tiryaki comes on.
Barry Nicholson takes a short corner.
Ian Ashbee on for Iain Hume.
Shot by Adam McGurk from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
Enoch Showunmi is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Andreas Arestidou.
Paul Parry concedes a free kick for a foul on Lucas Akins. Adam McGurk takes the free kick. Paul Parry is sent off by the referee for second bookable offence. David Gray joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Mayor.
Danny Mayor finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 2-1 Tranmere.Assist by Paul Coutts.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by John Welsh from the left by-line, Graham Alexander manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by John Welsh from the right by-line, clearance by Iain Hume.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam McGurk by Conor McLaughlin. Robbie Weir takes the free kick. Conor McLaughlin is given a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Parry by David Raven. Paul Parry takes the free kick.
Iain Hume takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Goodison.
Jamie Proctor goes off and Danny Mayor comes on.
Effort on goal by Adam McGurk from long range goes over the crossbar.
Jamie Proctor concedes a free kick for a foul on Ash Taylor. Adam McGurk takes the free kick. The referee shows Jamie Proctor a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Robbie Weir takes a shot. Save by Andreas Arestidou.
Jose Baxter finds the back of the net with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Preston 1-1 Tranmere.Assist by Lucas Akins.
Lucas Akins produces a right-footed shot from just inside the box and strikes the post.
Barry Nicholson takes the outswinging corner, Graham Alexander takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.
Jose Baxter concedes a free kick for a foul on Clarke Carlisle. Andreas Arestidou takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Goodison by Neil Mellor. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.
David Raven takes a shot. Save by Andreas Arestidou.
Short corner taken by Barry Nicholson from the left by-line.
Paul Coutts takes a shot. Ash Taylor makes a clearance.
David Raven fouled by Jamie Proctor, the ref awards a free kick. David Raven restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts by John Welsh. Conor McLaughlin takes the free kick. The referee shows John Welsh a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Mellor on David Raven. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Clarke Carlisle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Enoch Showunmi. Direct free kick taken by Adam McGurk.
Jose Baxter takes a shot. Save by Andreas Arestidou.
Iain Hume produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
Handball by Lucas Akins. Free kick taken by Paul Parry.
Effort on goal by Neil Mellor from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
John Welsh takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Graham Alexander manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by John Welsh from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Clarke Carlisle.
Corner taken by John Welsh from the left by-line played to the near post.
Ash Taylor takes a shot. Paul Parry gets a block in.
Corner taken by John Welsh.
Corner taken by Paul Parry, Owain Fon Williams makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Conor McLaughlin on Adam McGurk. David Buchanan restarts play with the free kick.
Graham Alexander takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.
Unfair challenge on Neil Mellor by Ian Goodison results in a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Graham Alexander and scored. Preston 1-0 Tranmere.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conor McLaughlin by Jose Baxter. Conor McLaughlin takes the free kick.
Robbie Weir gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume. Free kick taken by Graham Alexander.
David Buchanan is adjudged to have handled the ball. Paul Parry takes the free kick. David Buchanan is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Effort on goal by Jamie Proctor from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Adam McGurk produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Lucas Akins challenges Clarke Carlisle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Clarke Carlisle restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Lucas Akins by Paul Parry results in a free kick. Paul Parry receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Adam McGurk fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Mellor by David Buchanan. Free kick taken by Paul Parry.
Effort on goal by Jose Baxter from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Effort from the edge of the box by Adam McGurk goes wide of the left-hand post.
Effort from inside the area by Lucas Akins misses to the left of the goal.
Foul by Conor McLaughlin on Adam McGurk, free kick awarded. Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.
Lucas Akins takes a shot. Save made by Andreas Arestidou.
Handball by Jamie Proctor. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Barry Nicholson, Lucas Akins makes a clearance.
Conor McLaughlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam McGurk. Direct free kick taken by John Welsh.
Brown has options
Manager Phil Brown has a near full-strength side to choose from when Preston host Tranmere.
David Gray returned to action for the first time since suffering a broken leg in March during North End's 2-1 defeat to Southampton in the third round of the Carling Cup on Wednesday.
The full-back played the first half before being withdrawn as a precaution, while fellow defender Steven Smith returned to the fold after recovering from a troublesome calf injury that sidelined him for over a month.
Preston's only worry is goalkeeper Iain Turner, who is continuing his recovery from a foot injury sustained against Yeovil earlier this month.
Brown made wholesale changes in their defeat to Saints and is likely to recall his star players following an impressive display in the 3-1 win at Brentford last Saturday.
Tranmere have been dealt a blow ahead of the game with the news that Ryan Donaldson will miss the remainder of his loan spell with a hamstring injury.
The attacking midfielder, who joined on a one-month deal from Newcastle last week, was forced off just 27 minutes into his Rovers debut against Wycombe after suffering a grade two tear.
Manager Les Parry confirmed that Donaldson is likely to be out of action for at least six weeks but he told the club's official website: "I've had a chat with him and hopefully we'll get him back when he's right."
Defender Ian Goodison is also a doubt with a small superficial tear on one of his stomach muscles although Parry is hopeful of including the Jamaica international in his squad.
Winger Martin Devaney and playmaker Andy Robinson are set to feature after overcoming their respective hamstring injuries to train in the latter half of this week.
Lord Mayor shows way for North End
Substitute Danny Mayor struck six minutes after coming off the bench to extend 10-man Preston's winning run to six League One games with a 2-1 victory over Tranmere.
Mayor, 20, who had a brief spell on loan at Rovers in 2009, netted his first league goal for the Lilywhites when he fired home after 71 minutes.
The ever-reliable Graham Alexander had put Preston ahead from the penalty spot in the 37th minute but Jose Baxter levelled on the hour mark and the hosts had to cling on once Paul Parry saw red 15 minutes from the end.
Alexander put Phil Brown`s side ahead when he smashed a penalty into the corner after Neil Mellor was fouled by Ian Goodison.
Baxter - on-loan from Everton - grabbed a debut goal when he rammed home the rebound after Lucas Akins' deflected effort hit the post.
Mayor slotted past Owain fon Williams before being replaced himself soon afterwards to counter the loss of Parry to a second yellow card.
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