Last Updated: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:44
Preston welcome Coventry to Deepdale looking to avoid a fourth straight defeat in all competitions.
One of those losses came at the hands of the Sky Blues, who completed a dramatic late turnaround to dump Graham Westley's side out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
North End have faired little better in npower League One of late, lying 16th with a 1-0 victory at basement boys Hartlepool their only three-point haul in 10 matches.
Keith Keane (knee) and Scott Laird (broken leg) remain on the sidelines, but fellow defender Paul Connolly is poised to make his debut having joined on loan from Leeds last week.
Captain John Mousinho and striker Lee Trundle (hamstring) remain unavailable.
The Lilywhites drew 1-1 in December's league encounter at the Ricoh Arena, with winger Lee Holmes equalising 13 minutes from time.
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