NIGEL Clough is hoping that Scott Fraser will shake-off a dead leg and sore ankle and be fit to play Tranmere tomorrow (kick off 3pm).
The Brewers manager said: “He was on the bench at Portsmouth, but he couldn’t even finish the warm-up so he couldn’t have come on. It was his ankle in the end rather than the dead leg that kept him out. He’s had a scan and nothing sinister has been revealed so hopefully he will be OK for Tranmere.”
Liam Boyce (hamstring) and Jake Buxton (cracked rib) could only make the bench on Tuesday but came on in the second half.
Clough said: “Jake did ten minutes to see how his rib is and we will see how it is today and it will be about pain management. Liam seems to have come through OK, but we will assess him and see how he is.”
Colin Daniel suffered a cut on the head and had to be bandaged up at Portsmouth but is expected to be fit for tomorrow.
Clough said: “He has come through his hamstring problem OK and if you are going to have a head cut it’s in a good position. We put a bit of glue on it and got him back out there and he should be OK to play tomorrow.”
David Templeton also missed the Portsmouth game with a knee injury picked up in training on Monday and will have to be assessed today.