Preston North End manager Alex Neil could give Scott Sinclair a home debut, last week’s signing coming on as a substitute in the draw with local rivals Blackburn Rovers.
He was without Andrew Hughes for the trip to Ewood Park, but he is hopeful of having more options this weekend, with Daniel Johnson having returned to full training this week after six weeks out, although he will not rush him back into action.
Hughes himself is 'touch and go', but Tom Bayliss suffered an ankle injury in a behind closed doors game against Accrington Stanley earlier in the week, is out for a few weeks, according to the manager's press conference.
Billy Bodin is also out for a few weeks, after suffering an injury in training and he joins long term casualty Louis Moult on sidelines, the forward continuing his rehabilitation from his ACL operation.
Since last weekend’s impressive draw with table-toppers West Bromwich Albion, Lee Bowyer has been dealt two blows, with Conor Gallagher recalled by Chelsea and Beram Kayal returning to Brighton & Hove Albion after injury.
Andre Green, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Deepdale, made his league debut at The Valley last weekend as one of four changes made to the Addicks’ line-up.
Lyle Taylor missed the game through injury, joining Josh Cullen - who will return to training before the weekend - and Ben Amos on the sidelines, however, Jake Forster-Caskey returned to the bench for his first involvement since limping off with a hamstring injury against Bristol City in October and both Jonny Williams and Erhan Oztumer are back in training.
Former PNE loanee Chuks Aneke will be playing with Addicks' U23s at the weekend, whilst fellow forward Macauley Bonne will still be out for the next few weeks.