Holmes out for Preston
Preston North End,
Preston manager Graham Westley will be unable to call upon the services of midfielder Lee Holmes for the visit of Crystal Palace.
Holmes, signed from Southampton in the summer, suffered a badly gashed knee in the weekend draw with Bournemouth when he collided with an advertising board while attempting to keep the ball in play.
North End will assess the fitness of captain John Mousinho, with John Welsh set to deputise if the former Stevenage midfielder misses out. Joel Byrom also faces a late fitness test to make the squad.
Westley could hand Akpo Sodje his first start since signing in the summer after the striker opened his account for the season with the equaliser at Dean Court on Saturday.