Preston North End manager Alex Neil welcomed back Andrew Hughes into the starting line-up and club captain Tom Clarke onto the bench at the weekend.
And the Lilywhites gaffer will hope for even more options to be available to him for the visit of Scott Parker’s Cottagers on Tuesday night.
Centre halves Patrick Bauer and Ben Davies, along with fellow defender Darnell Fisher have all missed the last few games and they will be given as long as possible in order to recover in time for the clash with the Cottagers.
Paul Gallagher and Daniel Johnson also missed the weekend’s trip to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, with the manager saying after the game that the latter continues to be assessed after picking up an injury against West Bromwich Albion.
In their weekend's defeat to Bristol City at Craven Cottage, Scott Parker was without Harry Arter, Harrison Reed, Bobby Decordova-Reid and Maxime Le Marchand.
He, like his opposite number, will give his men as long as possible to try and make themselves available for the midweek trip to the north west, however, if that does not happen he could well stick with the side that almost completed a comeback against the Robins, with Aleksandar Mitrović leading their line.