In recent weeks it has been easier to list who isn’t injured than who is and Preston North End manager Alex Neil will be looking for a let up in the recent problems when his side travel to Nottingham Forest this weekend.
Top scorer Callum Robinson is one of those definitely ruled out, the Republic of Ireland international frontman underwent an operation on his hamstring injury last weekend and now begins the recovery that is likely to rule him out for the next few months.
He joins long-term casualties, Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop, both working their way back from their respective cruciate ligament injuries, that have already ruled them out for the season.
Sean Maguire (hamstring) and Daniel Johnson (thigh) are also still out, whilst last weekend the manager also had to do without midfielder Ben Pearson (thigh) and skipper Tom Clarke (broken nose) and both of these will be assessed before any decision on the travelling squad is made.
Another who picked up a problem in last weekend’s trip to the second city, was young left back Josh Earl. He was replaced at half-time by Andrew Hughes and is another who looks to be struggling to be involved.
Aitor Karanka has no such problems for his Forest side. He will be without defender Tobias Figueiredo following his red card in the thriller at Villa last month, with the centre back sitting out the second of a three-match ban against the Lilywhites.
Last weekend, with Danny Fox still ruled out through a foot injury, it was Michael Hefele who stepped in for Figueiredo in the back line and this is likely to be the same after their comfortable 2-0 win.
They have no further significant issues ahead of the game, with plenty of strength in depth in the Reds’ squad after their busy summer recruitment drive.