DESPITE the suspension of Leicester loanee Hamza Choudhury, the Brewers have lots of options in midfield when they travel to Scunthorpe on Saturday.Choudhury was sent off after picking up two yellow cards against Bury but Brewers boss Nigel Clough is not unduly worried about his absence.
He says: “Tom Naylor and Calum Butcher had a rest on Saturday, Robbie has come back into the team and done well and we will have Anthony O’Connor back in the squad and with Callum Reilly as well we are OK in midfield.
“Tom, more than Calum probably, needed a rest. Against Oldham and Millwall he was struggling physically. That happens at this time of the season after 40 odd games, however fit you are."
What Clough is hoping for is no more red cards like Choudhury's to deplete his squad with six games to go.
“Sometimes 18-year-olds can be a bit rash," says Clough, "but I think he’s sensible. He did try and pull his foot away in that second booking but once you are on a yellow card you can hardly make a tackle.
"We thought about bringing him off - as we might with any player as once you are booked you run a risk with any challenge.
"At this stage in the season it’s something we will have to look at. When you get down to the last six games things like that can really make a difference."