Morecambe boss Sammy McIlroy will be without a trio of players for the crunch home clash with fellow strugglers Burton.

Paul Scott (knee), Paul Mullin (back) and Kieran Charnock (Achilles) are all sidelined as the Shrimps seek the win that would take them closer to safety.

Meanwhile, on-loan goalkeeper Joe Anyon returned to Lincoln this week.

The 24-year-old made four appearances during his month-long stay with the Shrimps but McIlroy's first-choice goalkeeper Barry Roche recently returned to action after injury and will again line up between the posts.

The Shrimps have struggled for much of the campaign but eased their relegation fears with victory at Rotherham last weekend.

And McIlroy said: "If we can carry that spirit and determination into this weekend's game we can look to move a huge step closer to safety."

Burton travel without Ryan Austin and Paul Boertien.

The defenders look certain to miss Albion`s battle for Football League survival.

Austin snapped a tendon in his hand during the home defeat to relegation rivals Barnet last weekend and requires immediate surgery to avoid any long-lasting handicap.

Boertien is struggling to recover from the groin injury that has kept him out of the last six matches.

"It is touch and go whether either of them will play again this season, which is frustrating because we have only got eight games to play," said boss Paul Peschisolido.

Adam Bolder is likely to return to the squad after the former Derby midfielder was rested against Northampton in midweek but defender Nathan Stanton remains a doubt after suffering a recurrence of a troublesome groin injury.

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