Preston North End manager Alex Neil should have more options for the visit of Swansea City to Deepdale this weekend.
Left back Andrew Hughes came through just over an hour of action in the midweek Lancashire Cup game with Blackburn Rovers at Springfields, after a month on the sidelines.
Paul Gallagher, who has also missed the last few games, is also back in training and pushing for inclusion in the squad to face Steve Cooper’s fellow Play-Off chasers.
Billy Bodin and Tom Bayliss are still sidelined with the respective injuries they picked up in training, whilst Louis Moult continues to step up his recovery from the injury he picked up in the reserve fixture back in August 2019.
For the Swans boss, he was able to finally recall Welsh international centre back Joe Rodon onto the bench for last weekend’s trip to Stoke City after three months out with an ankle injury.
Mike van der Hoorn remain sidelined with a knee injury, but winger Jordan Farrick is nearing a return to action after a spell out.
With the transfer window closing at 11pm on Friday night, Swansea City have already added Rhian Brewster, Conor Gallagher and Marc Guehi to their ranks while Kristoffer Peterson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt and Sam Surridge have all left, in what has been a busy spell.