Club captain Darren Stride, fellow defender Aaron Webster and midfielder Mark Goodfellow are injury concerns for Burton ahead of Shrewsbury's visit to the Pirelli Stadium.

Experienced Centre-half Stride is almost certain to miss out after suffering a recurrence of a long-running hamstring injury, so the equally-experienced Guy Branston is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up.

Full-back Webster is nursing an Achilles strain while Goodfellow, who is hoping to fight his way back into boss Paul Peschisolido's plans after returning from a loan spell at non-league Barrow, has a sore back and is struggling.

Meanwhile, defender Aaron Brown and forward Serge Makofo have left the club since Albion's last game against Notts County on December 28.

Paul Simpson will make just one change to the Shrewsbury side that saw off Chesterfield last time out.

Shrews recorded back-to-back away victories with their 1-0 triumph at Saltergate and Simpson does not want to change a winning side, but the dismissal of right-back Dean Holden means he will be forced into one switch.

Youngster Danny Taylor is a natural replacement and came on against Chesterfield, but Simpson also has options in Harry Hooman, Craig Disley and Paul Murray.

"When you`re winning two away games on the trot there`s no selection headache there for me, it`s straight forward," Simpson told the club`s official website.

"Dean is suspended so we`ll have to make a change there but the way they`ve performed they deserve to have another go. I may just have a look at the system we played and change it because of Burton."

Reserve keeper Andres Arestidou (hernia) and striker Jake Simpson (knee) are the only two currently in the treatment room. Mike Jackson took the decision to hang up his boots this week after a troublesome knee injury, while Glyn Garner also cancelled his contract by mutual consent after lengthy injury problems of his own.

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