THE Brewers face a testing trip to in-form Luton Town tomorrow (kick off 3pm) with a growing injury list.
The strains of beating Middlesbrough on Tuesday and a sickness bug in the camp have depleted Nigel Clough’s squad for what was already a difficult fixture.
The Albion manager said: “Luton will be incredibly difficult with the form they are in. Luton have had more shots, more crosses, more chances created at home than anyone else in the country.
“Second in the league, they will fancy themselves for automatic promotion the way they are going at the moment.
"We have two home games afterwards to look forward to as well. Christmas is always an important time with so many points at stake.”
The Brewers are likely to go into Christmas without Marvin Sordell, David Templeton, Liam Boyce and Kyle McFadzean who are all still struggling with their injuries while John Brayford is suffering from knocks picked up at Middlesbrough.
Clough said: “Jake Buxton took a couple of knocks and he was one of the ones that was ill as were Stephen Quinn, Scott Fraser and Will Miller.
“We will have to have a count up this morning and see who we have got available.
“Kyle’s injury is a bit more complicated than we first thought. He’s had a scan and he has an abdominal injury but we haven’t got a timescale on that yet.
“Liam Boyce’s thigh isn’t too bad - getting him off at half-time against Fleetwood helped and we need to see how he responds in the next week or two.”