Nathan Broadhead could be back in the Burton squad when they host Fleetwood.
Broadhead, on loan from Everton, missed the festive fixtures with a hamstring injury but has since resumed training.
A tight hamstring forced Richard Nartey off during the FA Cup defeat to Northampton last weekend and he is a doubt.
Kieran Wallace continues to struggle with illness and it is looking like the defender will remain sidelined for a fifth straight match.
Fleetwood boss Joey Barton is expected to restore a handful of players to his starting line-up at the Pirelli Stadium.
Barton made six changes against Accrington in the Leasing.com Trophy in midweek – a tie his side lost on penalties.
The likes of Paul Coutts, Paddy Madden, Kyle Dempsey, Lewie Coyle, Wes Burns and Ched Evans are likely to be recalled.
Jordan Rossiter is still out with a long-term knee injury for Town, who are only outside the play-off places on goal difference despite winning just one of their last six league games.