Blackburn should be boosted by the return of Ryan Nyambe and Lewis Holtby for the visit of Preston.
Both have missed the last three matches through injuries picked up against Birmingham on Boxing Day but have now returned to training.
Corry Evans and Danny Graham also trained on Thursday but Elliott Bennett is struggling with injury and illness and could be forced to sit the game out.
Bradley Dack, Greg Cunningham, Joe Grayson and Danny Butterworth remain long-term absentees.
Scott Sinclair could make his debut for Preston after joining from Celtic.
The experienced winger signed a two-and-a-half-year deal on Thursday and could go straight into the line-up if the club receive international clearance in time.
The illness that affected a number of players over the festive period has cleared up, with Patrick Bauer expected to be fit this weekend.
Daniel Johnson, who has been sidelined since the start of December, is moving closer to a return to action, leaving Louis Moult (knee) as the only long-term casualty.