Preston v Fulham: match preview, team news, facts and figures

Ross McCormack scored in both matches against Preston last season
Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 13 August 2016
Referee: James Adcock (Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire) preview:  Fulham look appealing value to beat Preston
Vital statistic: Preston have failed to win their last six home league matches – and haven’t beaten Fulham at Deepdale since November 1997.

Injuries and suspensions
Ruled out: Ryan Fredericks (ankle).

Ruled out: Calum Woods (knee), Stevie May (knee).
Fitness test: Tom Clarke (hamstring).

Possible line-ups

Preston: Lindegaard; Grimshaw, Wright, Huntington, Cunningham; Humphrey, Browne, Johnson, Pringle; Beckford, Garner.
Subs from: Maxwell, Hudson, Clarke, Spurr, Davies, Smith, Pearson, Welsh, Gallagher, Makienok, Doyle, Hugill, Robinson.

Fulham: Button; Odoi, Kalas, Madl, Malone; Cairney, McDonald, Tunnicliffe, Ayite; Aluko; Smith.
Subs from: Bettinelli, Joronen, Sessegnon, Stearman, Ream, Edun, Kavanagh, Parker, Christensen, Adeniran, De La Torre, Woodrow.

 Facts and figures
FORM GUIDE (last five league matches)
Preston: L D W L D (5 points) • Home: D L D L D (3 points)
Fulham: W W L L D (7 points) • Away: L D L W D (5 points)

TOP SCORERS (league only)
Preston: None.
Fulham: 1: Smith.

5 Apr 2016: Preston 1 Fulham 2
28 Nov 2015: Fulham 1 Preston 1
1 Dec 2000: Preston 1 Fulham 1
23 Oct 2000: Fulham 0 Preston 1
7 May 1999: Fulham 3 Preston 0
Preston 1 win, Fulham 2 wins, 2 draws