Last Updated: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:03
Preston will be without striker Anthony Elding when they take on Gillingham in the second round of the FA Cup.
Elding has made two substitute appearances for North End since joining on loan from Grimsby but is cup-tied having appeared in an earlier round for his parent club.
Lee Trundle is closing in on his Lilywhites debut in attack having suffered a serious knee injury in pre-season, while club captain John Mousinho could make a first start in two months following struggles with illness and injury.
Defender Keith Keane underwent a knee operation on Wednesday and will be out for approximately three months. Scott Laird is the other long-term absentee for Preston as he begins a lengthy rehabilitation from his broken leg.
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