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Last Updated: 23/10/18 4:01pm
Preston will be able to call on Ben Pearson for the game with Brentford.
The midfielder has served a one-match ban and will return to Alex Neil's squad. Tom Clarke and Tom Barkhuizen are likely to return from respective groin and ankle injuries while Callum Robinson has recovered from an illness. Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop are the only absentees with serious knee injuries.
Chris Mepham is suspended for Brentford. The defender was dismissed in Saturday's loss to Bristol City and will serve a one-match ban.
Rico Henry is back in training and could be in contention but Emiliano Marcondes (foot) and Marcus Forss (back) miss out. Head coach Thomas Frank is looking for his first win in charge of the Bees after taking over from Dean Smith.
Preston have lost seven of their last nine league matches against Brentford (W1 D1), losing 2-3 at Deepdale last season.
Brentford have won four of their last six league visits to Deepdale against Preston (D1 L1).
Preston have won five points in their last three Championship games (W1 D2 L0), as many as in their first 10 games of this season (P10 W1 D2 L7).
No Championship side is only a longer winless than Brentford (six games - also Hull and Rotherham).
Only Aston Villa (4) have scored more 90th minute goals in the Championship this season than Preston (3) - each of their last two goals has been scored in the final minute.
This is the 12th consecutive match Brentford have played away from home on a Wednesday (W7 D2 L2 of previous 11 matches).
That was a big result for Preston at the weekend, grabbing a point right at the death against Hull to just keep themselves out of the relegation zone.
A couple of weeks ago you would fancy Brentford in this one but they've been forced into a managerial change and Thomas Frank losing his first game has seen them drop into mid-table. I feel like this will be a draw.
David Prutton predicts: 1-1 (11/2 with Sky Bet)