Burton will have Stephen Quinn available after suspension for the Sky Bet League One home clash against Tranmere on Boxing Day.
The midfielder missed Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Rochdale but is poised to return as Brewers boss Nigel Clough targets another strong performance.
Winger David Templeton should also be back in the mix for a clash with opponents six places and seven points below Burton.
Templeton did not feature against Dale after his wife gave birth less than 24 hours before the match.
Tranmere will again be without Corey Blackett-Taylor as he serves the second game of a two-match ban.
Blackett-Taylor was sent off during the 1-0 loss to Lincoln earlier this month but he will be available for the remainder of Rovers’ holiday fixtures.
Elsewhere, goalkeeper Scott Davies continues his battle to overcome a calf muscle injury.
That is likely to mean another opportunity for emergency loan signing Aaron Chapman, with David Perkins continuing as captain.