Preston North End manager Alex Neil has said that he may need to rotate his squad, with the side’s third big game in the space of a week.
The Lilywhites face Martin O’Neill’s Nottingham Forest at Deepdale on Saturday and despite not having any new injury worries, players could be rested.
The likes of Daniel Johnson, Lukas Nmecha and Jayden Stockley have all come off the bench and had an impact in recent games and will challenge for starting berths.
Connor Ripley (ankle), Callum Robinson and Louis Moult (hamstring) and Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop (both ACL) are all definitely ruled out.
The visitors will hope to have both Matty Cash and Molla Wague back available for the weekend trip to PR1. The duo missed out on a place in the Reds squad that took a point at West Brom, because of minor injury problems.
But O’Neill says they have a chance of returning this weekend. Speaking to the Nottingham Evening Post he said: “They both had injuries, yes. Cash went off in the game on Saturday with a slight problem and was still feeling it. Hopefully a couple more days might help him.
“Wague had a bit of an issue in training, so we took him out of the picture completely. But he is improving and I am hoping that he will be available for selection this weekend.”
Whilst the former Republic of Ireland boss also admitted he will consider changes for the match: “The team put a big effort in there and they put in a big effort last Saturday.
“We might change things around again at Preston, because we might need to freshen things up and there are boys dying to play at the minute.
“But those are famous last words… perhaps we will go with the same team again,” he added.