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DRFC - Preston v Doncaster Rovers preview

Doncaster travel to Preston on Tuesday night hoping to continue their recent improvement in results and extend their unbeaten run to six games.


Form

Preston
North End lost on Saturday 2-0 at Cardiff City, that result still leaves them just on the outside of the play off places.
In their last home game they beat Bristol City 2-0 in front of the Sky TV cameras.

Recent form (last game first) LWDWWD

Doncaster
Rovers won 1-0 against Plymouth on Saturday extending their unbeaten run to five games.
Last time they played a game away they drew 1-1 with Watford

Recent form (last game first) WDDDWL


Team News

Preston
Neil Mellor is a major doubt for the home side after having a reoccurrence of his jarred hip.


Doncaster
Brian Stock is a doubt after picking up a calf strain in Saturday`s win.
Still out are the long term injured Jos Van Nieuwstadt, Sean McDaid, James Hayter and Gordon Greer.


History
This will be the first clash between the two sides for ten years when they met in the FA Cup at Deepdale with the home side winning 3-2.

Most notably a certain Mr David Beckham made his debut for Preston and scored in a 2-2 in 1995.

In the twelve previous meetings at Preston, Rovers have only managed one win and one draw in those games.

Full list of results at Preston (League unless stated)

1901/02 Preston 3-0 Doncaster Rovers
1902/03 Preston 5-0 Doncaster Rovers
1950/51 Preston 6-1 Doncaster Rovers
1970/71 Preston 4-0 Doncaster Rovers
1981/82 Preston 3-1 Doncaster Rovers
1982/83 Preston 4-1 Doncaster Rovers
1984/85 Preston 2-0 Doncaster Rovers
1987/88 Preston 1-2 Doncaster Rovers
1993/94 Preston 3-1 Doncaster Rovers
1994/95 Preston 2-2 Doncaster Rovers
1995/96 Preston 1-0 Doncaster Rovers
1997/98 Preston 3-2 Doncaster Rovers



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Writer:DonnyEd
Date:Monday December 8 2008
Time: 6:58PM

Comments

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Let's hope Stocky isn't missing on Tuesday, he's the clubs leading scorer now!
dazza71
08/12/2008 19:02:00
0
Hope you get at least a point
Tiny T
09/12/2008 19:41:00
0
We probably will we have made a habit of 0-0's!
dazza71
09/12/2008 20:33:00
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