Manager Alex Neil has even more options available to him for the weekend’s trip to face Nathan Jones’ Stoke City in the EFL Championship.
The Lilywhites’ boss welcomes back Josh Earl after his one match suspension and former Stoke City man Louis Moult has another week’s training under his belt to give further opportunities should he choose to make any changes.
Skipper Tom Clarke will be assessed later in the week, but he too could return after a calf problem ruled him out of the win at Queens Park Rangers last weekend.
Fellow defender and new signing Joe Rafferty will also be available for selection, after completing his move from Rochdale, signing a three-and-a-half year deal with the club on Wednesday.
This would mean only the long-term casualties of Callum Robinson (hamstring) and Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop (both ACL) are the only players unavailable as the team make the short trip down the M6.
New Potters boss Nathan Jones utilised a 3-5-2 formation for their impressive win over league leaders Leeds United last weekend and the question will be whether he chooses to retain this, after the success, or revert to his favoured diamond for the visit of PNE.
Former Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam has been given a pivotal role in the City side since the appointment of the former Luton boss and the experienced Scot could again anchor the midfield.
He has a strong squad with a lot of top flight experience at his disposal should he wish to make any changes to the side that defeated Marcelo Bielsa’s side last Saturday.