INJURED defenders John Brayford and Ben Turner have both had scans on their damaged hamstrings with Brayford’s injury causing the greater concern.
Nigel Clough says: “Ben’s injury is better than John’s and he has a chance for Bristol City (October 13). If not they both have a chance of playing at Nottingham Forest (October 21).
“In October and November, the games are a bit more spread out so that will help.
“The injuries Ben and John picked up in the Aston Villa game were almost certainly down to them not having played much. Ben missed the first five and John had only played one cup game when he came to us. Then you get seven games in 21 days and we couldn’t get them through to the end of that period without picking up an injury.”
There is better news for another Brewers player who has been side-lined by a hamstring injury – striker Will Miller.
Clough said: “He’s coming on and hopefully he might play in the Birmingham Senior Cup next Tuesday at Bedworth United, depending on how it goes this week and if he trains fully on Monday. We thought it was a little strain but it’s a niggly one where he keeps feeling it. He’s up to three quarter pace and once he goes above that he feels it.
“We have six months left of the season so there’s no point pushing it and having him out for another eight weeks so we will try and make sure he’s right.”