Simon Grayson will shuffle his Preston pack against Shrewsbury because of international call-ups.
Central defender Bailey Wright is with Australia, who play Belgium on Thursday night, while Jamaica's Chris Humphrey and Gibraltar's Scott Wiseman are also away with their countries.
Winger Kyel Reid could make his long-awaited debut after playing a couple of reserve games following a knee injury.
Defender Paul Huntington, yet to appear this season, could benefit from the squad rotation but Lee Holmes (chest) remains absent.
Dave McAllister could make his Shrewsbury comeback after nearly seven months out with an ankle injury.
The midfielder had an operation in June after struggling to recover from the initial problem he suffered last season but could feature at Deepdale.
Liam Lawrence serves the last game of his three-match ban after being sent off at Northampton earlier in the month.
Mark Ellis is back in contention as his knee injury is not as bad as first feared. The defender had been expected to be out for a number of weeks.