NIGEL Clough says that the flexibility of his squad helps to keep the team strong even when hit by injuries.
The Brewers manager will have to shuffle the pack again on Saturday with John Brayford (calf) and Oliver Sarkic (hamstring), who both missed last night’s game, remaining doubtful.
The Brewers take on Lincoln City at the Pirelli on Saturday (kick off 3pm) after the 1-1 draw against Southend last night.
Clough said: “Reece Hutchinson got a knock as well yesterday. We brought him back but he wasn’t quite right and we will have to keep an eye on him. Joe Sbarra got a knock on the knee against Salford so we will have to be a bit cautious with him.
“But we still have a few options. Kieran Wallace can play three different positions; Lucas Akins can play anywhere; Joe Sbarra three different positions so that gives us flexibility to move things around without being weakened.”
There is better news though on Nathan Broadhead.
Clough said: “He should train on Friday morning with a view to being involved on Saturday.”
However, the Brewers are expecting to be without John-Joe O’Toole following his sending off against Southend, although Clough is considering an appeal.
He said: “We will have a good look back at the footage and see if there is any mileage in appealing. It’s unlikely as they are very rarely overturned but we will wait for the referee’s report and see what he has to say.”