Burton are boosted by the return of a trio of players from suspension ahead of the visit of relegation rivals Barnet.

Central defenders Darren Moore and Tom Parkes missed the midweek match against Macclesfield following red cards in the previous game at Hereford, along with midfielder John McGrath who completed a two-match ban against the Silkmen.

All three will be pushing for starts against the team immediately below 22nd-placed Albion in the table, while on-loan left-back Scott Malone will also return to contention following a hamstring problem.

However, Russell Penn remains unavailable as the midfielder serves the second game of his two-match suspension after collecting his 10th yellow card of the season against Hereford on Sunday.

Nathan Stanton was on the bench as emergency cover on Wednesday night despite not having fully recovered from the groin injury that has ruled him out for the past month, while doubts still also surround the fitness of fellow defender Paul Boertien (groin).

Loan duo Anthony Pulis and Jude Stirling have been ruled for Barnet.

Southampton midfielder Pulis suffered an Achilles injury in the warm-up prior to last weekend's draw against Chesterfield and will be out for around three weeks.

MK Dons defender Stirling, who made his debut in that match, has suffered a calf strain and faces a similar spell on the sidelines.

The Bees are also without defenders Anwar Uddin (ankle) and Darren Dennehy, forward Ricky Holmes (both foot) and goalkeepers Jake Cole (knee) and Liam O'Brien (finger).

But Matty Parsons returns from suspension and has extended his loan spell from Crystal Palace, while fellow defender Daniel Leach played for the reserves this week after six months out with a foot injury.

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