Goalkeeper Jamie Jones has left Preston on loan again, joining Rochdale until the end of the campaign.
Fit-again Preston striker Jordan Hugill has made a loan move to Tranmere until the end of March.
Dean Smith was left angered at the final whistle after seeing Walsall lose to a solitary Daniel Johnson strike at Preston.
Daniel Johnson scored the only goal of the game to keep Preston's play-off push firmly on track against Walsall.
Preston assistant Glynn Snodin feels their team spirit could prove decisive in gaining promotion after a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe.
Daniel Johnson scored his first goal for Preston in their 2-0 victory over Scunthorpe.
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Preston North End and Scunthorpe United at Deepdale.
Preston defender Scott Laird earned a £1 gift from his grandmother for scoring against Manchester United in the FA Cup.
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