play-off talk SOCCER: Preston boss David Moyes has said it's 'too early' to talk about the play-offs.

North End go into tonight's game at bottom of the table Tranmere with five wins from their last six outings.

This has pushed them up to the fringes of a top six spot but Moyes is remaining cautious.

"I think we are just pleased with how well we are playing at the moment. It is too early to talk about the play-offs."

Moyes travels to Prenton Park with almost a fully fit squad. American striker Brian McBride, whose loan spell ends on March 14, has trained despite suffering an injured eye on international duty and could come back into the frame. "After another five or six games, then we will see if there are any doors opening but we have just got to go about our business the way we have been doing in recent weeks."

But the North End manager is likely to stick with the potent strikeforce of 16-goal hot shot Jon Macken and David Healy, who has taken his tally to six since he signed from Manchester United at the end of December.

"They are both looking like they will score goals at the moment and that's good to have. Jon had to carry the goalscoring burden on his own for a long time," said Moyes.

"But we will have to be on our toes against Tranmere. "They've shown they can beat a Premiership side not just once but a few times so it is no fluke.

"On their day they can beat anybody."

Moyes will be keen that his players keep their heads and do not go out seeking revenge against Rovers' Jason Koumas.

It was a tackle by the midfielder that left Preston striker Steve Basham with a broken leg in Preston's 1-0 win at Deepdale in October.

"It is over and done with now. It did not look a good tackle at the time but now it is in the past. I haven't heard it talked or discussed," added Moyes who hopes Basham will be back to start next season.