Charles a doubt for Boro
Stevenage will again wait on Darius Charles ahead of the return of former Boro boss Graham Westley and his Preston side.
The versatile Charles had to come off just before half-time against Wycombe last weekend after sustaining a knock and missed the Good Friday defeat at Tranmere with the problem. He will continue to be monitored and a late decision will be made on his fitness. Manager Gary Smith could make changes for a second fixture in four days. On-loan striker Patrick Agyemang or Craig Reid could be recalled up front. Midfielder Stacy Long and on-loan defender Jamaal Lascelles are also options. Boro are six points shy of the play-offs after their nine-match unbeaten run was ended at Tranmere.