Defender back and available.U's: Walker, Cousins, Olufemi, Wilson, Okuonghae, Eastman, Bolger, Dickson, Garbutt, Bond, Bean, Gilbey, David Wright, Massey, Vose, Morrison, Sears, Ibehre
On the plus side, Freddie Sears, Jabo Ibehre and Gavin Massey all came through a midweek friendly against Ipswich unscathed, and all are included in the squad for Saturday's game as the U's squad starts to look stronger going into the festive period.
Youth team hot shot Macauley Bonne will also be absent from the trip to the north west, having played 120 minutes in the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday night, whilst Elliot Lee has now returned to West Ham this week.
Joe will, however, be without midfielder Craig Eastmond, who himself picked up a fifth booking when the U's took on Swindon last week.
Luke missed the U's home defeat against Swindon Town after picking up five yellow cards but, having served his suspension, he is now available for boss Joe Dunne to select when the team go to Deepdale on Saturday.
On loan Everton defender Luke Garbutt is back in the fold for the U's weekend clash against Preston North End.