Burton will have Russell Penn available again for the visit of fellow strugglers Northampton.

The midfielder has completed a two-match suspension after accumulating 10 yellows cards this season and will be a strong contender to go straight back into the starting line-up following the 4-1 home defeat to Barnet on Saturday.

Club captain Darren Moore and fellow centre-half Tom Parkes were on the bench for that game after serving bans of their own and will also come into contention for recalls following a performance that boss Paul Peschisolido described as "embarrassing" and "shambolic".

Full-back Scott Malone is fit again after a groin problem and is another option for Peschisolido.

Shaun Harrad, still Albion`s top scorer, returns to the Pirelli Stadium after making the switch to Northampton during the January transfer window.

Burton are just two points above the drop zone following the defeat to relegation rivals Barnet. Victory on Tuesday night will lift Albion above the Cobblers.

Northampton captain Andy Holt will again miss out for the crunch trip.

Holt has missed the last three games with a knee injury and will not travel as the Cobblers look for a first win in 13 games to ease their growing relegation fears.

Manager Gary Johnson has yet to win since taking charge, and defeat at the Pirelli Stadium would see the Brewers leapfrog them into 21st in the table.

Striker Leon McKenzie was back on the bench at Accrington on Saturday after a knee problem of his own but has hardly trained and will not start.

Midfielder Ryan Gilligan has had surgery on a long-standing ankle problem and is sidelined for the rest of the season and striker Billy McKay is out for another month after dislocating his elbow.

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