League One

March 16, 2013



1 - 0

Preston North End

League One

15:00 +00:00, March 16, 2013

Griffin Park, England

Referee: Gavin Ward

Duo set for Bees return

Team Stat Comparison

Brentford Preston North End
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 3 14
Points 79 59
Goal Difference 15 5
Goals for * 1.6 1.0
Goals against * 1.0 1.2
Last 5 L-D-D-L-D D-L-W-D-W
Last 5 home L-D-L-W-W W-W-W-D-D
Last 5 away D-D-D-W-D D-L-D-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Brentford | Preston North End

Competition Stats

Brentford Preston North End
Goals Clayton Donaldson 20 Nicky Wroe 8
Assists Harry Forrester 6 Jeffrey Monakana 6
Yellows Jonathan Douglas 10 Keith Keane 9
Reds Clayton Donaldson 1 Bailey Wright 1
Squads: Brentford | Preston North End

Next Matches

Brentford Preston North End
4/18 H: Preston North End 4/18 A: Brentford
4/21 A: Milton Keynes Dons 4/21 H: Shrewsbury Town
4/26 A: Colchester United 4/26 H: Gillingham
5/3 H: Stevenage 5/3 A: Crewe Alexandra

Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sam Saunders could return to the starting line-up when Brentford host Preston.

Striker Wright-Phillips and winger Saunders climbed off the bench with the Bees trailing to Swindon on Tuesday night, and their introduction helped Uwe Rosler's side fight back to win 2-1.

The Bees have no new injury worries following their midweek victory and have club captain Kevin O'Connor and striker Farid El Alagui edging closer to fitness after lengthy spells out.

Long-serving midfielder O'Connor has been out for four months with an ankle problem while El Alagui suffered a knee injury in October.

The duo will not feature on Saturday but have been pencilled in for a reserve game against Charlton early next week.

Preston hope to have Jack King back in contention.

The versatile midfielder missed Tuesday night's 1-0 win at Notts County due to a hip problem picked up during last weekend's Deepdale triumph over Stevenage.

Defender Bailey Wright came off at half-time at Meadow Lane and faces a late fitness test after aggravating the ankle injury he first sustained against MK Dons a fortnight ago.

Midfielder Joel Byrom is closing in on a return following hernia surgery but remains around a week away from action.

Long-term injury victim Scott Laird (broken leg) is set to resume non-contact training in the near future.

North End are unbeaten in their last five league matches, claiming three wins and two draws.