Derby County Vs Preston North End, Tue 16 Feb 2010

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Derby could be unchanged for the fourth straight game when they return to Championship action against Preston at Pride Park.

Boss Nigel Clough fielded the same XI for the league games against Sheffield United and Newcastle and again for the FA Cup tie with Birmingham on Saturday.

He said: "The likes of Russell Anderson, Chris Porter and David Martin, who will come back into the squad for Tuesday's game, are champing at the bit but if the players in the side maintain the current level of performance the side will stay unchanged barring injuries.

"We are very happy with the 11 we are putting out and the bench as well."

Forward Steven Davies (hamstring) and defender Dean Leacock (knee) could come back into the reckoning before the end of the month.

Preston will hand a debut to new signing Tom Williams.

Boss Darren Ferguson raided former club Peterborough to sign Williams on a month-long loan as cover for injured captain Callum Davidson and the left-back will go straight into the squad at Pride Park.

Ferguson has no fresh injury or suspension worries to deal with but defender Davidson, who has missed the last two games with concussion, will again sit out.

Midfielder duo Richard Chaplow (groin) and Paul Parry (knee) are still not ready to return while long-term absentee Barry Nicholson (broken leg) also remains sidelined.

Ferguson's men will be looking to get their bid for promotion back on track by extending their unbeaten league run to three games.

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