Marlon King is expected to make his long-awaited Coventry debut when Preston visit the Ricoh Arena.
The striker finally completed his move to the Sky Blues on Monday and could start against North End having maintained his fitness while training over recent weeks and taking part in reserve games.
His arrival is not the only piece of good news for manager Aidy Boothroyd who is also boosted by the availability of Danny Ward (calf), Michael McIndoe, David Bell and Gary McSheffrey (all hamstring) after injury.
However, despite the return of his influential midfield quartet, Boothroyd remains without at least seven professionals including the likes of Freddy Eastwood, James McPake, Gary Deegan, Chris Hussey and Stephen O`Halloran.
City will be looking to build on last weekend`s 2-1 win at Bristol City and maintain their unbeaten home record against a struggling North End side reeling from five successive defeats.