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Brentford Vs Preston North End, Sat 17 Sep 2011

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Blair Adams will be fit for Brentford's home game against Preston.

The on-loan Sunderland left-back limped off during Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Colchester but manager Uwe Rosler confirmed he was only suffering from cramp.

Winger Sam Saunders is back in training after three weeks out with knee ligament damage but he will need a reserve game before being considered.

Striker Gary Alexander is also close to returning after a knee injury but will not be risked at the weekend.

Long-term absentees Toumani Diagouraga (knee) and Kirk Hudson (hip) are in light training but are still some way from a return to first-team action.

Defenders Shaleum Logan (ankle) and Leon Legge (hamstring) remain in the treatment room.

Preston boss Phil Brown has a selection headache ahead of their trip south.

North End recorded an impressive 2-0 win at promotion rivals Charlton in the Carling Cup second round on Tuesday night.

Brown made eight changes from Friday's thrilling 4-2 win against Yeovil, most notably goalkeeper Andreas Arestidou stepping in to make his first-team debut in place of the injured Iain Turner.

There was also a first start of the season for club captain Ian Ashbee following a knee injury which ruled him out of the start of the season.

Striker Juvhel Tsoumou made his first start for the Lilywhites while senior squad players Darel Russell and Craig Morgan both put in assured performances after falling out of favour.

Brown - who is hoping that Turner will be passed fit after a knock - said: "We made eight changes and to say that we deserved to win the game is an understatement."

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