It is a case of one in, one out for manager Alex Neil ahead of his side’s final home game of the season, as they take on Steve Bruce’s Sheffield Wednesday at Deepdale.
Ben Pearson is free of suspension, however, fellow defensive midfielder Ryan Ledson must sit of the first of four games, that will carry on into next season, following his second red card of the season against Wigan Athletic next Monday.
Goalkeeper Connor Ripley returned to the bench for the clash with the Latics at the DW Stadium, but the manager is still without an octet of senior players for the clash with the Owls.
Captain Tom Clarke, Alan Browne, Josh Harrop, Andrew Hughes, Brandon Barker, Tom Barkhuizen and Brad Potts, plus the suspended Ledson are all unavailable for selection.
Adam O’Reilly has been on the bench for the last two games and with no let up in the injury problems, he could again keep his spot amongst the squad.
Former North End loanee Adam Reach missed Wednesday’s impressive Easter Monday win over Bristol City at Hillsborough with a mixture of knee and Achilles injuries and he is a doubt again for the weekend.
One player definitely out is Sam Hutchinson, whose hamstring problem will rule him out for the rest of the season, whilst Cameron Dawson could continue in goal with Keiren Westwood still a doubt with the knee injury that forced him off early against title-favourites Norwich City last week.
Rolando Arrons should be fit to play a part after a week of training with the Owls squad, the loanee’s pace will be a positive addition to the options for Bruce, who takes charge of his first game of the season at Deepdale, having been the manager at Villa for our thrilling 3-3 draw back in October at Villa Park.