Burton expect to be without John-Joe O’Toole against Lincoln on Saturday.
As things stand, the midfielder is suspended after his straight red card against Southend in midweek. However, Brewers boss Nigel Clough has said the club are considering an appeal against the decision.
Reece Hutchinson is nursing a knock from the Southend game and he will be assessed, while Nathan Broadhead (hamstring) could return from injury.
John Brayford (calf) and Oliver Sarkic (hamstring) remain doubts for Burton, who have not won at home in the league since October 22.
Michael Bostwick could make his long-awaited return for Lincoln at the Pirelli Stadium.
The experienced defender has not played since mid-September due to a back problem which caused issues with his calf.
He came through 90 minutes of a friendly against Scunthorpe this week – Grant Smith, Max Melbourne, Tom Pett, Callum Connolly and Ben Coker also featured – and Bostwick should be involved on Saturday.
Lincoln have not played a competitive match since losing 1-0 at home to Ipswich in the FA Cup on November 20.