Preston North End manager Alex Neil was able to recall Patrick Bauer for Tuesday night’s home game with Scott Parker’s Fulham.
He was still without fellow centre half Ben Davies, but is hopeful of having the option of re-uniting the pair for the visit of Luton Town to Deepdale this weekend, however, with the man of the match performance from Paul Huntington on Tuesday, that will give him a tough decision to make.
Joe Rafferty sits out the game for his red card in the win over Scott Parker’s side at Deepdale, but with skipper Tom Clarke available and the possibility of Darnell Fisher back as well, the gaffer could have options at right back.
Others still missing for the game with the Cottagers were Daniel Johnson and Paul Gallagher, the PNE boss will assess the two of them ahead of the game against Graeme Jones’ side.
Louis Moult remains side-lined as he continues his rehabilitation from the operation he had on his ACL, that he injured against Swansea City back in August.
For Jones, Izzy Brown remains absent after the hamstring injury he suffered against Brentford at the end of last month, but Brendan Galloway, who was injured in the same game could be fit.
Irish defender Alan Sheehan came back into the Hatters team in place of Dan Potts on Tuesday at Stoke City; Potts had gone off injured in the home win over Wigan and will be a doubt for the weekend, but Luke Bolton should return after missing the Potters defeat through illness.