Bolton boss Keith Hill will be forced to make changes for his side’s meeting with Burton.
The hosts are definitely without Jason Lowe, who was sent off in the 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury, while Liam Bridcutt is also out after sustaining a hamstring injury in the same game.
Will Buckley and Harry Brockbank are close to returning from knee and thigh injuries respectively, but the Burton clash will come too soon.
Bolton’s battling draw extended their unbeaten run to three games and took them to within a point of second-bottom Southend.
Burton boss Nigel Clough is also expected to make changes after admitting fatigue was a factor in his side’s 2-0 defeat at Accrington.
John Brayford, Stephen Quinn and Oliver Sarkic could all sit out after failing to last the full game against Stanley due to fitness concerns.
Meanwhile Reece Hutchinson, David Templeton and Joe Sbarra are in line to be elevated from the bench.
John-Joe O’Toole serves the sixth and final match of his suspension following his red card against Southend earlier in December.