Maloney completed his move from Chicago Fire on Thursday and is available to manager Steve Bruce.
Midfielder Mohamed Diame made his first appearance since April in the midweek Capital One Cup win over Rochdale and should play some part again.
Bruce should restore a handful of regulars after ringing the changes in midweek, but Tom Huddlestone is facing pressure from the likes of Sam Clucas and Isaac Hayden.
Preston will be without hamstring-injury victim Greg Cunningham.
The summer signing picked up the problem in last Saturday’s defeat to Ipswich and the full-back is now not expected to return until after the forthcoming international break.
North End boss Simon Grayson could have a full complement of strikers available for the first time this season, though.
Jermaine Beckford is slowing working his way back from a pre-season knee injury, Will Keane could overcome a knock and Jordan Hugill is back from a three-match suspension to provide competition for Joe Garner.