Aaron Webster remains a slight doubt for Burton ahead of the visit of Shrewsbury.
The versatile Webster has resumed training following the calf injury he sustained during the home win over Southend last time out on December 11. Boss Paul Peschisolido will monitor his condition.
However, defender Tony James is unlikely to be considered for the game because of a persistent hamstring problem.
Midfielder Jimmy Phillips and leading goal scorer Shaun Harrad, the subject of recent bids from League Two rivals Northampton and Conference promotion hopefuls Crawley, head the list of players in line for recalls.
Defenders Paul Boertien and Ryan Austin, midfielder Lewis Young and striker Richard Walker are also options for Peschisolido.
Graham Turner will assess two or three members of his squad as Shrewsbury prepare to get back to action on New Year`s Day.
Midfielder Sean McAllister and reserve goalkeeper Ben Smith have been struggling with illness of late, as have a small number of unnamed players.
Defender Dave Raven has also been hampered by a slight hip problem and Turner will monitor their state ahead of the trip to the Pirelli Stadium.
On-loan Manchester City midfielder Andrew Tutte is finally in contention to make his debut having overcome a back problem which has hampered his time at the club.
Midfielder Benjamin van den Broek and striker Nathan Elder (both knee) are sidelined but Craig Disley (hip) is nearing a return to training.
Shrews have played just once in the last five-and-a-half weeks but remain in the play-off places and know victory at Burton could propel them into the top three.
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