The versatile midfielder missed Tuesday night's 1-0 win at Notts County due to a hip problem picked up during last weekend's Deepdale triumph over Stevenage.
Defender Bailey Wright came off at half-time at Meadow Lane and faces a late fitness test after aggravating the ankle injury he first sustained against MK Dons a fortnight ago.
Midfielder Joel Byrom is closing in on a return following hernia surgery but remains around a week away from action.
Long-term injury victim Scott Laird (broken leg) is set to resume non-contact training in the near future.
North End are unbeaten in their last five league matches, claiming three wins and two draws.