DEFENDER Ben Turner is in line for a return to action in the Carabao Cup at Cardiff City tomorrow after serving his five-match suspension.
Brewers boss Nigel Clough said: “We are delighted to have Ben Turner back -it seems like the longest suspension ever as it has been a long, old five games but he will get an hour under his belt on Tuesday.”
But Turner isn’t guaranteed to be straight back into the heart of the Brewers defence where he was a key component last season.
Clough said: “Jake Buxton was magnificent on Friday night. We need competition and if Jake and Kyle McFadzean can keep Ben out of the team then brilliant. But we know players get knocks and niggles and Ben will find his way back in sooner or later.”
The Brewers will be without Matty Lund, who was carried off against Birmingham, and Stephen Warnock for the trip to Wales.
Clough said: “We will know more about Matty in the next few days. Stephen Warnock should be ready for Saturday.”
Clough can call on new loanee Sean Scannell who arrived from Huddersfield on Friday.
Clough said: “For a player at a newly-promoted Premier League club who has done well for them pre-season to be told there is a team who want him at the bottom of the Championship and he wants to come on a season-long loan, that’s a brilliant attitude and we are delighted to have him.”