Preston V Barnet at Deepdale : Match Preview

08 November 2013 09:01
Preston V Barnet - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

North End at full strength

Preston boss Simon Grayson can choose from a full complement of players when they entertain Barnet in the FA Cup this weekend.

North End handed a debut to Leicester loanee Paul Gallagher last weekend and Grayson is keen to give him plenty of playing time during his stay at Deepdale.

The forward came off after an hour in the 1-1 draw with Tranmere due to cramp but has shown no adverse reaction while teenager Josh Brownhill returned to training on Thursday following a calf injury.

Midfielder Jack King was described as "ready to be involved" by Grayson despite not featuring since August when he broke his foot.

Barnet have received mixed news.

On-loan striker Dani Lopez suffered a shoulder injury during the Bees' 1-0 win against Kidderminster last weekend and faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Luisma Villa was sent off for two bookable offences against Harriers - the second for kicking the ball away in injury time - and he will be suspended, but player-boss Edgar Davids should be back after a ban.

Star striker Jake Hyde is close to a return to training after an ankle problem and Curtis Weston is making good progress in his recovery from a nasty leg injury but the game comes too soon for him. Carl Fletcher and Luke Gambin may also be available for the trip.

Source: PA

World Cup Group G

Pos Team Pld Pts
- Belgium 0 0
- Panama 0 0
- Tunisia 0 0
- England 0 0