Football - Westley searching for home comforts

Graham Westley has no new fitness concerns as Preston look to end their Deepdale hoodoo against Shrewsbury.

PA Sport

Last weekend's 2-2 draw with Coventry made it 10 home league games without victory for North End, chalking up an unwanted club record in the process.

The Lilywhites' midweek trip to Crawley was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, welcome news for defender Paul Connolly and wideman Lee Holmes who may have missed the Broadfield Stadium encounter with knocks. Both are fit to face the Shrews.

Declan Rudd is set to feature in the matchday squad after joining on loan from Norwich but is unlikely to dislodge Thorsten Stuckmann between the posts.

Full-back Keith Keane (knee) is expected to resume training next week but will not be ready for first-team action for around three weeks, while fellow defender Scott Laird (broken leg), striker Lee Trundle (hamstring) and midfielder John Mousinho remain out.

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