Burton Albion will be without former Rochdale midfielder Jamie Allen as they take on high-flying Charlton Athletic this week.
Allen has started the last 13 games for Nigel Clough’s Brewers, who feel they’re on the cusp of recovering from a terrible run of injuries that have hampered their efforts at a Championship return.
Burton are 14th in League One and were on the end of a 3-0 thumping at Blackpool, with Clough later lamenting the injury situation at the club.
“We’ll see how they all are,” said the Brewers manager. “I’m not too sure we’ll have anybody back (for Charlton), and we might even lose Jamie Allen, who picked up an ankle injury, ironically 30 seconds after we made our third substitution.”
Clough felt his side were unlucky to lose three nil and don’t seem to be able to catch a break, but he hopes to have more of the walking wounded back soon.
“That seemed to be the way it went on Saturday. He managed to keep going until the end of the game, but it’s very sore this morning, so we’ll see how he is. The 10-day break after the game against Charlton is probably going to be the best window to get everybody fit now.”
“Hopefully by then, Ben Turner, David Templeton and Ben Fox shouldn’t be far away.”
Burton were knocked out of the FA Cup by Scunthorpe and have a free weekend to hopefully get the injured players back on the grass.
Burton have looked every inch a League One side this season, which will be a big blow for Clough.
He would have hoped to get his side back into the second tier, but it doesn’t even look close to happening. On Saturday’s performance they need to keep an eye on those below them, not the ones they’re hoping to catch.