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Reading Vs Preston North End, Sun 2 May 2010

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Reading have no fresh injury concerns as they prepare for their final game of the season at home to Preston.

Manager Brian McDermott was far from impressed by his side`s capitulation during the 3-0 defeat at Watford last weekend but is unlikely to make sweeping changes for the dead rubber game.

Winger James Henry could be a doubt as he struggles to overcome a hamstring strain and Czech Republic midfielder Marek Matejovsky is also out as he continues to recover from surgery on his abdominal area.

Club captain Ivar Ingimarsson is out with a hamstring injury and Noel Hunt and Chris Armstrong remain sidelined with long-term knee problems.

Oliver Bozanic is back at the club after a loan spell with Aldershot and could be named in the squad.

Preston boss Darren Ferguson will be without goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

The homegrown stopper, who was this week named as the club's Player of the Year, sustained a groin strain in last weekend's 1-0 home defeat against Leicester.

He was replaced at half-time by Wayne Henderson, who will now be handed a rare starting role.

Defender Liam Chilvers (ankle) and midfielders Paul Coutts (hip and groin) and Darren Carter (knee) all missed out against the Foxes and look set to remain sidelined.

North End are aiming to end their campaign on a high but Ferguson is already looking ahead to next season and said: "We need two or three really good signings to make a difference."

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