Manager Alex Neil has no new concerns heading into the weekend’s long trip to Ipswich Town.
The Preston North End boss was without a couple of players for last Saturday’s clash with Rotherham United, but is expecting a fully fit group by the time they get to Portman Road.
Brandon Barker and Ryan Ledson were both unavailable for the clash with the Millers, but both are back in full training and are expected to be in the manager’s travelling party for the trip to Suffolk.
Skipper Tom Clarke returned for the clash with Paul Warne’s men and came through unscathed, so he will also be available for the game, giving the manager plenty of options.
Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop are now the only players unavailable, as they work on their rehabilitation from their respective ACL injuries.
Speaking at his press conference after his appointment was confirmed, new Town boss Paul Lambert said of his injury situation: “There are one or two little knocks from the weekend but we’ll see how they are come the rest of the week. As a squad, we’re going to need everybody.”
Cole Skuse, who had been a doubt before last weekend’s loss at Millwall, was replaced at half-time at the New Den, so he will be one of those that will need to be assessed.
One man not available for the new boss will be striker Jonathan Walters, signed on loan from Burnley in the summer transfer window, the Irish international unfortunately picked up a significant injury early in his spell back with the Tractor Boys and is ruled out for much of the season.
Caretaker boss Bryan Klug operated a three at the back system against Neil Harris’ men last weekend, but the new manager will no doubt have his own opinion on what is the best formation and line-up to go with for the game.