BREWERS boss Nigel Clough is hoping that Damien McCrory will be fit to play Colchester on Saturday.
The left back has missed the last two games with a hamstring problem, with Tom Flanagan deputising. But Flanagan limped off in the Wigan game with Callum Reilly coming on to take over.
The Brewers boss hopes that McCrory will now recover in time to return to the starting line-up for Saturday's crucial clash.
Clough said: "Damien has a chance for Saturday and we might need him as Tom Flanagan felt his thigh against Wigan and came off after an hour. He's having a scan to assess that. Callum Reilly came on and performed well, but when you are down to you third choice left back that makes life difficult.
"But Damien's getting closer. He's not joined in training yet but he's worked with the physio and we are hoping he can join in training on Friday."
"As well as Tom Flanagan has done for the last couple of games and having Callum Reilly, you do miss your first choice left back. Some of the opportunities we have down the flanks against Wigan he could have exploited.
"But the lads who have come in and deputised have done exceptionally well."