"Paddy trained on Thursday morning and we'll see how he reacts to the session we have had," manager Simon Grayson told the club's official website. "We can't take any risks but he's done everything required and we'll see how it goes.
"He has been consistent and he's been a leader and when you're better players are out you do miss them."
Ben Parker and Tresor Kandol are also back in training following their injury lay-offs and Grayson added: "Ben and Tres have trained again on Thursday so we're not too far away from getting our full complement of players back.
"Neither have been that close to the action recently so they need a reserve game, but they are good players."