Swindon V Preston at County Ground - Match Preview

Pritchard banned for RobinsSwindon will be without midfielder Alex Pritchard when they host Preston.The Tottenham loanee saw red in the second half of the 0-0 draw with local rivals Bristol City last week and he will serve the first game of his three-match ban against North End on Saturday.One player who looks likely to return is captain Darren Ward who was rested for that match having made 55 appearances this season at the age of 35 while attacker Miles Storey is also available after the Robins decided against extending his loan stay at Shrewsbury.Nathan Byrne may miss out once more with his hamstring injury but Southampton loanee Jack Stephens looks set to keep his place having made his debut against City.Preston captain John Welsh could be recalled to their midfield.North End boss Simon Grayson opted to use Josh Brownhill and Neil Kilkenny in the middle of the park against Sheffield United on Monday, but could turn to the combative Welsh for an away game where they are less likely to enjoy the near total domination they had against the Blades.Keith Keane could be considered for the same reason while the versatile Josh King, who has a troublesome foot problem, will hope he can return to the starting line-up in some capacity.One player who the Lilywhites will not have is Iain Hume after the striker agreed a loan move to Fleetwood on Thursday morning

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