NIGEL Clough is hoping that Liam Boyce’s ankle injury isn’t as bad as first feared after the striker was stretchered off at Southend on Monday.
Boyce fell awkwardly after challenging for the ball in the box and became the sixth player on the Brewers growing injury list ahead of the visit of league leaders Luton on Saturday (kick off 3pm).
David Templeton (knee), Colin Daniel (hamstring), Scot Fraser (calf), Jake Buxton (calf) and Brad Collins (groin) all missed the match at Roots Hall.
The Brewers manager said: “Liam had an X-ray yesterday and that doesn’t show anything glaringly obvious which is a good sign.
“He will have an MRI scan today but we are keeping our fingers crossed there is nothing too serious there. Because he has had a serious injury before then everybody gets worried and the right thing to do is put the player on a stretcher and take as many precautions as you can. But he felt better after the game and better again yesterday. I think he will be out for the rest of the season, but we don’t want anything long term obviously.
“Brad is coming on. He might be available for the last game of the season but only 50-50 for Saturday. Colin Daniel’s hamstring strain makes him a doubt for Saturday. Scott has the best chance of coming back.”