Sean Maguire is expected to be available for Preston's Championship home clash with Brentford on Saturday.
The striker is set to make his return to action having missed last weekend's 3-2 loss at Wolves due to a hamstring problem.
Marnick Vermijl is also in contention again after sitting out that game, but Alan Browne will definitely not feature as he serves a one-match ban due to his red card at Molineux.
Tommy Spurr, Tom Clarke, Greg Cunningham and Declan Rudd remain sidelined.
Brentford's Sergi Canos is pushing for a recall to their starting XI after recovering his match fitness.
Canos has been out since September with an ankle injury but came through a reserve game in midweek.
Lewis MacLeod is also nearing a first-team return, following a knee injury, but Saturday's fixture will come too soon.
Rico Henry and Alan Judge both remain sidelined, owing to long-term knee and leg injuries.