Preston boss Phil Brown is short of defenders as his relegated side head to Ipswich for their final away game of the season.
Bongani Khumalo's loan spell is over after he underwent surgery on his injured foot.
The 24-year-old Tottenham defender picked up the injury during North End's 4-0 defeat to Millwall last Saturday.
Fellow centre-back Leon Cort lasted 58 minutes of his comeback from a damaged hamstring in the 1-0 home defeat to Cardiff on Easter Monday.
He suffered a recurrence of the injury and is unlikely to be risked again this season, while defenders Sean St Ledger, Conor McLaughlin and David Gray are already on the injured list.
Striker Iain Hume was forced off against the Bluebirds with a leg injury and will be assessed.