Crawley could welcome back Dean Leacock for the visit of Preston.
Defender Leacock has been sidelined since Boxing Day with a groin problem and will be assessed ahead of kick-off.
Town also hoped to have Josh Simpson back in contention but the midfielder has suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury and could be out for another month.
Conor Henderson (ankle) and Brian Jensen (thumb) are still out and Matt Harrold is struggling with an Achilles problem.
Daniel Johnson will be available...