The Lilywhites were able to welcome back Darnell Fisher and Ben Davies for Tuesday night’s victory at Bristol City.
And with Marnick Vermijl and Josh Earl nearing a return to action, the injury problems of the last few weeks are finally starting to clear.
Tommy Spurr (knee), Greg Cunningham and Sean Maguire (both hamstring) are still all out long term, but with Tom Clarke and Declan Rudd set to again be involved and get game time in next week’s Lancashire Senior Cup tie at Bury, the manager’s available numbers are increasing again.
Ben Pearson does miss the trip, however, having picked up his fifth booking of the season in the victory at Ashton Gate in midweek. This weekend is the final game where a player can be suspended for collecting five bookings, the next threshold being ten.
Manager Alex Neil must decide after a long midweek trip whether to freshen up his squad, with substitutes Callum Robinson and Alan Browne, who both played the last half hour against the Robins, pushing for recalls to the starting line-up.