Preston North End manager Alex Neil has plenty of options to consider when it comes to team selection for the visit of Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic to Deepdale.
All three of his substitutes at Villa Park on Wednesday night had an impact, Daniel Johnson, Paul Gallagher and Louis Moult all on the scoresheet in the thrilling encounter with Steve Bruce’s Villans.
Moult replaced Darnell Fisher, who hobbled from the field after a strong tackle late in the game, and the North End No.2 will need to be assessed before the squad is finalised for the clash with the Latics, but Brandon Barker who missed the game through illness should be available.
Josh Harrop will undergo his operation on his ACL injury in the near future and he joins Billy Bodin (with the same injury) on the sidelines.
Calum Woods is nearing fitness, whilst Sean Maguire continues to build his fitness after two months on the sidelines, but neither will be fit to return before the international break.
For Paul Cook, Gavin Massey is a long-term absentee with a hamstring injury and rangy centre half Dan Burn hasn't featured this season, having injured his foot at Rangers in their final friendly, but he is now back in training.
Captain Sam Morsy missed Tuesday night's game with Swansea City with a minor hamstring injury, but is likely to return at Deepdale for what would be his 300th career appearance.
Former North End player, Lilywhites supporter and fan favourite Joe Garner has started each of the last three games for the Latics and is guaranteed a warm welcome at Deepdale.