Manager Alex Neil welcomed back German defender Patrick Bauer and centre forward David Nugent for the New Year’s Day clash with Middlesbrough.
However, the centre half only lasted 45 minutes and will be checked before deciding if he has recovered from the illness that has affected him over the Christmas period.
As he welcomes his former employers, the Lilywhites boss must decide whether he wants to rotate his squad for what will be the fifth game in 14 days.
If he does choose to make changes, he has the majority of his squad available, with only Daniel Johnson and Louis Moult (both knee) unavailable, although Andre Green has returned to Aston Villa from his loan and gone out again to Charlton Athletic.
For Daniel Farke, midfielder Kenny McLean was a doubt to face Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day because of a foot problem, but he was fit to take his place for the drawn game at Carrow Road.
The German should welcome back Josip Drmic into his Canaries squad, but Ben Godfrey and Timm Klose are long-term absentees, whilst former team-mate of PNE’s Adam O’Reilly, Adam Idah, could get a start after coming off the bench on Wednesday evening.
The City manager could make wholesale changes for the trip to Deepdale, with the aim of securing Premier League safety higher on his agenda, which could see some different players involved, with a number returning from loans.