On-loan striker Tom Elliott is unlikely to be fit for Rotherham's League Two clash with Burton.

Elliott was substituted during the defeat at Shrewsbury last weekend after picking up a hamstring injury and is not expected to face the Brewers, so veteran striker Paul Warne is set to start.

Fellow forward Tom Pope scored twice for the Millers' reserves on Wednesday night and the former Crewe man could be named as a substitute after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a broken metatarsal.

On-loan full-back Dean Holden is available to return after missing the defeat against the Shrews as he was ineligible to face his parent club. Boss Ronnie Moore must decide whether to recall Holden or keep faith with Johnny Mullins

Nick Fenton also featured for the reserves in midweek after recovering from a calf problem, but Moore is expected to stick with the central defensive pairing of Exodus Geohaghon and Ryan Cresswell.

Mark Bradley is back in the squad after returning from international duty, but Dale Tonge and Ryan Taylor are both still sidelined with metatarsal injuries.

Ryan Austin could be back in the Burton squad for the first time in 10 months.

The defender came through his first 90-minute outing since knee surgery in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Wolves on Tuesday. With three other defenders on the injured list, Austin could be a surprise inclusion on the bench at the Don Valley Stadium.

Nathan Stanton has joined full-back`s Richard Jackson and Paul Boertien (calf) in the treatment room after tearing a hamstring in last weekend's win over Hereford, while Darren Moore is also a doubt after he suffered bumps, bruises and cuts following a collision with a perimeter advertising board against the Bulls.

Winger Keith Gilroy and midfielder Adam Bolder (dislocated shoulder) remain out, so Austin's potential return is a welcome boost for boss Paul Peschisolido.

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