Last Updated: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:35
Rookie defender Ben Davies is expected to retain his place in the Preston starting line-up when Graham Westley's men travel to Crawley.
Davies was one of two debutants in the full-back positions, along with on-loan Leeds right-back Paul Connelly, as North End set an unwanted club record of 10 home league games without victory in a battling 2-2 draw against Coventry at the weekend.
John Welsh could come back into the reckoning after shaking off a knock and would displace either Joel Byrom or Jack King in central midfield after Nicky Wroe was selected on the right flank to face the Sky Blues.
Graham Cummins made the most of a rare league start in attack by netting the opening goal and will be hopeful of holding off the challenges of benched duo Joe Garner and Stuart Beavon, with Jeffrey Monakana possibly more likely to make way.
Defenders Scott Laird (broken leg), Keith Kean (knee), striker Lee Trundle (hamstring) and midfielder John Mousinho remain out.
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