Sheffield Wednesday's recently appointed boss Jos Luhukay is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with regards to the injury crisis that has plagued the Owls season.
Whilst a number of the stars, including former North End winger Ross Wallace, have been ruled out for the season, other key members of the squad are starting to return, giving the Hillsborough chief a positive view ahead of the clash with the Lilywhites.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference for the game the Dutchman said: "It has been a good ten days for us with good work on the training pitch and it has given me a very good feeling.
"I’m very positive for the future but first we focus on tomorrow, we want a good performance and of course a win."
The return to U23 action earlier in the week of star-striker Ferndando Forestieri has been a boost for Luhukay and his squad.
"Fernando will be in the squad, he has worked hard to come back to the first team," he continued. "With any player, you need time to come back to 100 per cent form, it doesn’t just happen, but we are not afraid to put Fernando in.
"Atdhe [Nuhiu] returned yesterday after being on international duty so he is an option for us for the game.
"Gary Hooper will see a specialist in London today to see what his next step will be, Kieran Lee will be out for the season.
"Keiren Westwood was back in the team training yesterday."