Preston North End Vs Doncaster Rovers, Tue 9 Mar 2010

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Preston boss Darren Ferguson is boosted by the return of midfielder Paul Coutts for the home clash with Doncaster.

Coutts served a one-match ban during Saturday's draw at Plymouth and now comes back into contention for a starting role.

Ferguson recalled the fit-again Richard Chaplow to the side at Home Park and the former West Brom man will hope to keep his place.

Chaplow's return was the only change to the side but the Lilywhites will check on the fitness of winger Ross Wallace after he was substituted at Plymouth due to a tight hamstring.

Ferguson is hopeful there was no significant damage and brought him off more of a precaution because of the heavy pitch.

Danny Welbeck (knee) and skipper Callum Davidson (muscle) could remain sidelined.

Doncaster's on-loan defender Elliott Ward will travel with the squad.

Ward, on loan from Coventry since the middle of last month, missed the weekend win at Bristol City due to a twisted testicle but following a visit to hospital the central defender could be ready to play some part.

Manager Sean O'Driscoll is not expected to make any changes to his side after seeing them put five past Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Centre-half Shelton Martis (hamstring) and midfielder Martin Woods (groin) are expected to return at the weekend but the clash at Deepdale has come too soon.

Skipper Brian Stock remains sidelined due to a back problem, while two other central defenders, Adam Lockwood (foot) and Jason Shackell (groin), are still unavailable.

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