Preston welcome back Fisher after ban

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Preston defender Darnell Fisher is back after a ban for Saturday's clash with Birmingham at Deepdale.

Preston defender Darnell Fisher is back after a ban for Saturday’s clash with Birmingham at Deepdale.

The right-back missed the win at Middlesbrough on Wednesday night but will battle with Joe Rafferty for his place.

Alan Browne will be assessed but Tom Barkhuizen, Brad Potts and skipper Tom Clarke should be available after niggles.

Callum Robinson and Louis Moult have stepped up their recoveries from hamstring injuries and may return but Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop (both knee) and Connor Ripley (ankle) are out.

Maxime Colin is likely to return for Birmingham after the international break having missed the last two games with a tight hamstring.

Lukas Jutkiewicz, Jota and Jacques Maghoma may all return after being substitutes in Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to Millwall.

Boss Gary Monk opted to shuffle his pack against the Lions and will be expected to make changes again on Saturday.

Injured pair Marc Roberts and Charlie Lakin are likely to miss out for the Blues.

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