Cole Skuse could come back into the reckoning for Bristol City ahead of the visit of Preston.
It is hoped the midfielder will train for the first time since suffering a heel injury in the defeat at Cardiff in mid-October.
Manager Keith Millen has no new problems although defender Christian Ribeiro (groin and hip) and last season`s top scorer Nicky Maynard (knee) are continuing to make progress.
Millen said: "Both of them have been in for checks. There`s nothing sinister in that, we just want to keep an eye on them.
"We hope Christian will be back very soon, and Nicky before Christmas."
Meanwhile, on-loan Wolves striker Sam Vokes is also nearing a comeback following his hamstring tear.