Sunderland have been handed an injury boost ahead of their clash with Burton as Jordan Willis trained on Monday.
The 25-year-old had left the pitch with what appeared to be a knee injury during the Black Cats’ 1-1 draw with Coventry on Saturday and was thought to be set for a significant absence.
But the defender was found to only be suffering with cramp.
Marc McNulty, Lynden Gooch and Charlie Wyke remain sidelined due to injury, and while Conor McLaughlin is available having served a one-match ban, George Dobson is now suspended after collecting five yellow cards.
Burton have a shrinking injury list ahead of the game.
David Templeton (knee), John-Joe O’Toole and Jake Buxton (both back) have all returned from their respective injuries and should be available.
Lloyd Dyer appears to have recovered from an ankle issue after coming off the bench last Tuesday as the Brewers defeated Salford in the FA Cup.
Reece Hutchinson is still sidelined with a hip injury and is unlikely to feature.