Darren Taylor, of no fixed address, was arrested on Saturday, May 25 and charged with the murder of 50-year-old Steven May.
Mr May was found at a home in Raven Street, Deepdale on Monday, May 20.
It is believed he died as a result of these injuries.
Taylor is facing a trial, which was due to take place this week, but the case has been adjourned.
It will now take place at Preston Crown Court on January 29.
It is understood Mr May, described by neighbours as ‘vulnerable’ had lived with his mother until she passed away last year.