Preston North End manager Alex Neil hopes to be able to recall right back Darnell Fisher into his squad for the visit of the Tigers to Deepdale.
The No.2 missed last weekend’s clash with Millwall with a minor complaint and Alex Neil says he hopes that he will recover in time for the visit of Grant McCann’s Hull City.
Billy Bodin is getting closer to a return, having been out since early January, but Tom Bayliss has undergone an operation on his ankle which looks set to end his season early.
Louis Moult is back outside on the grass for the first time since his ACL operation back in September and is starting to see light at the end of the tunnel after six months on the sidelines.
For the visitors’ boss, his injury list has been debilitating in recent weeks, but there has been brighter news in recent days.
Last week he had Kevin Stewart, Ryan Tafazolli and Matthew Pennington all back in the 18 for their eight-goal thriller with Swansea City.
And this week Jon Toral, Jordy de Wijs, Reece Burke, Martin Samuelsen and Angus MacDonald have all been back in training and closer to a return.
January signing James Scott has gone under the knife and is out for the season, however, whilst skipper Eric Lichaj and Herbie Kane are long-term injury absentees.