Preston North End manager Alex Neil will be without ten-goal midfielder Daniel Johnson for Tuesday night’s trip to The Hawthorns.
The No.11 missed the weekend’s home win over Hull City due to a knee complaint and at his pre-match press conference the gaffer said he was again planning without the former Aston Villa man.
Fellow midfielder Tom Bayliss has been ruled out for the season after undergoing an operation on his ankle, but Billy Bodin and Louis Moult are both working hard on their rehabilitation, with the latter back outside on the grass.
At the weekend it was two substitutes who combined to create the winner, with Jayden Stockley crossing for Alan Browne to score and the two will be pushing for more minutes against the table-topping Baggies.
At the weekend, Albion boss Slaven Bilic made his first change in four games, with Kyle Batley replaced by Ahmed Hegazi at the back, in what the Croat boss described as a ‘complete performance’ in their 3-0 victory over Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
He will be forced to make at least one change for the clash with the Lilywhites, however, with midfielder Romaine Sawyers ruled out for three matches after his red card against the Robins, following a clash with former Walsall team-mate Jamie Paterson.
Former North Ender’s Callum Robinson and Sam Johnstone should both line-up against their former club, with the attacker in fine form, scoring in his last two outings, including yet another at Ashton Gate at the weekend.