DAMIEN McCrory faces a battle to be fit for Saturday's home game against Bolton after a shoulder injury forced him off in the 2-1 win at Sunderland.
The defender hasn't been able to train so far this week but Nigel Clough is hopeful that he can still make the vital game at the Pirelli Stadium (kick off 3pm).
The Brewers manager said: "Damien has seen a specialist and we are trying to get him as comfortable as possible so he can be in contention. We are hoping he will train on Friday and then we will see how he is then. It's about him avoiding contact on the shoulder until then."
Meanwhile, Lloyd Dyer's hamstring injury will rule him out on Saturday and probably for the final game of the season at Preston as well.
Clough said: "It was a pretty bad hamstring that he did and it looks like he's struggling for the last two games.
"You never know as he's a quick healer, despite his age, so we will see."