Full-back Kevin McNaughton has also returned to full training after pulling up with a small tear in his hamstring on his return from an ankle injury at Barnsley. But it would be unlikely to see him thrown in from the off again.
Centre-back Gabor Gyepes kept his place against Town despite the return of Anthony Gerrard (calf) and he will be hoping to get the nod once more against North End, for whom former Bluebird Paul Parry will be looking to impress on his return to South Wales.
Winger Kelvin Etuhu made his first appearance last weekend after damaging ankle ligaments and he will be keen to continue his comeback but midfielder Stephen McPhail will be unavailable until the new year as he undergoes treatment for cancer.
November was a tough month for Cardiff with troubles off the pitch compounded by one point from a possible 12 on it and manager Dave Jones may be considering changes as he looks to bring the feel-good factor back.