Former Preston captain Paul McKenna will miss out on a return to Deepdale with Nottingham Forest.
The skipper, signed from North End in the summer, could be ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury against Swansea last weekend.
However, another former Preston player Kelvin Wilson, along with joint-top scorer Robert Earnshaw, return to the squad.
Defender Wilson missed the win over Swansea with knee and ankle problems while Earnshaw was not risked in that game after complaining of discomfort in an Achilles.
After defeats at Leicester, Doncaster, Coventry and Derby, Billy Davies` side will be looking to halt a four-game losing run on their travels - a sequence that has seen them fail to score a single goal.