Lucas injury blow hits Preston
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 24-year-old is struggling with a hip injury picked up in the FA Cup win over Brighton earlier this month.
Lucas is expected to be out of action for six weeks and his absence is a blow to The Lilywhites' hopes of winning promotion.
Finnish international Tepi Moilanen took over in goal for last weekend's game with Gillingham and he now has the chance to stake a claim for a regular place in the side.
The injury to Lucas may force Preston boss David Moyes to move into the transfer market to have cover for Moilanen.