Preston have confirmed that they are confident that the game against Middlesborough will go ahead and there is no planned pitch inspection before the 3pm kick off. The pitch and surrounding areas have been cleared of snow, ice and frost. The pitch is playable and no frost is expected overnight meaning that a referee should not be needed to do an inspection today or tomorrow morning. The main problem has been flooding in and around the stadium in various areas due to burst pipes caused by the frozen weather. The main problems have been rectified and the remaining areas are being worked on today.