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Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri (hamstring) could return to action.

Head coach Carlos Carvalhal will also check on the fitness of defender Daniel Pudil, who was forced out of last week's win at Brentford with a similar problem.

Defender Jeremy Helan serves a one-game ban following his dismissal for two yellow-card offences last weekend.

Preston are without suspended duo Bailey Wright and Joe Garner.

The pair were sent off during the 1-1 draw against Wolves last Saturday, with defender Wright now serving a one-match ban and striker Garner sitting out three games.

Manager Simon Grayson is hopeful defender Paul Huntington and forward Paul Gallagher will both be available.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Sheff Wed L L D W W; Preston L L D L D

Top scorers (all competitions): Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheff Wed) 3; Daniel Johnson (Preston) 5

Match odds: H 23-20 A 5-2 D 9-4

Referee: Andy Woolmer (Northamptonshire)

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