Seani Maguire will be returning to Preston North End tonight – but whether he actually features for Coventry City remains to be seen.

PNE return to Championship action this evening with Coventry heading to Deepdale.

Ryan Lowe grabbed a much-needed home win over Wigan Athletic on Saturday and really needs more positive home results.

Coventry will be a tough nut to crack, even if their record at Deepdale over the years is pretty dismal.

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The Sky Blues are just one spot above PNE in the table but are four points ahead and still have dreams of sneaking into the playoffs.

Viktor Gyokeres will of course be the big hope for Coventry tonight; the Swede is one of the top strikers in the Championship and will be a major threat to PNE.

Then there is Maguire, who left North End in order to join Coventry during the January transfer window.

Maguire’s contract at PNE was coming to an end this summer anyway and he was allowed to move on to Coventry.

The Irishman needed a fresh start in truth.

Injuries have been a problem for Maguire for a while, as has scoring goals at Championship level.

The time and come for something new but Maguire’s fortunes haven’t really improved at Coventry just yet.

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Maguire has made just two substitute appearances for Coventry totalling around 12 minutes of action.

The 28-year-old hasn’t featured since the 3rd of February and was an unused substitute against Sunderland at the weekend.

Kasey Palmer looks set to miss out for Coventry tonight and that could open the door for Maguire to come in and support Gyokeres in attack.

Yet with such little playing time so far, that may be a risk from boss Mark Robins.

Maguire would get a warm reception upon his return to Deepdale but his role at Coventry remains unclear.

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