Manager Alex Neil welcomes back Ryan Ledson for Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup first round tie with Bradford City.
The midfielder has missed the opening two games of the season through suspension, but is expected to be involved in some way at the Utilita Energy Stadium.
The PNE boss is expected to make a number of changes from the side that defeated Wigan Athletic at the weekend, with Tom Bayliss possibly handed his debut in a North End shirt after his transfer window move from Coventry City, whilst Andre Green could also be given his first start.
There are plenty of options for the manager, with a number of players not even making the bench at the weekend, however, David Nugent has been ruled out with a calf strain that will keep him sidelined for a few weeks.
The Bantams has a very experienced frontline that could face the Lilywhites, with former North End striker Eoin Doyle playing an hour in their draw with Grimsby Town at the weekend.
He was part of a forward unit that included James Vaughan and Clayton Donaldson, meaning it is a strike force of some repute and will certainly cause problems for the PNE backline, given half a chance.
Manager Gary Bowyer will have to decide whether he wants to make any changes to the side that drew with Grimsby Town at the weekend. Sean Scannell, who replaced Doyle, impressed with plenty of crosses after coming on, and could push for a start.