Allen's midfield headache

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Notts County have problems in central midfield ahead of the trip to Preston.

Notts County: Allen's midfield headache

Captain Neal Bishop will be suspended at Deepdale after he was sent off for two bookable offences during the defeat at Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.He joins Ricky Ravenhill, who is still suffering from concussion following the victory over Tranmere 10 days ago, on the sidelines.However, manager Martin Allen has moved to plug the void by signing the experienced Gavin Mahon on a pay-as-you play deal until January. He could make his debut on Saturday.Allen is also hoping to boost his squad further with the addition of a striker before the game.Striker Karl Hawley is set to return to Preston for the first time since leaving Deepdale to join Notts two years ago.