Simon Grayson may consider changes to Preston’s starting line-up against Cardiff after a fifth league loss of the season at the weekend.
Grayson was encouraged by the performance in a 2-1 reverse to Barnsley, but knows the Lilywhites must start to pick up points having won just one of their opening six contests, so Daniel Johnson, Ben Pringle and Jordan Hugill will all be thought about.
Bailey Wright has been struggling with a toe injury which caused him to miss international duty with Australia, while Jermaine Beckford is still a little way off with a hamstring strain.
The pair join Stevie May and Calum Woods (both knee) on the sidelines.
Cardiff have no new injury concerns for the long trip north.
But Bluebirds boss Paul Trollope might make changes after successive defeats to Reading and Norwich.
Peter Whittingham is in line to return to a reshaped midfield after being surprisingly omitted for Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Carrow Road.
Wales international Emyr Huws is also set for a first Bluebirds’ start, with Lex Immers possibly making way.