Clough hopes to have Fox in the box for Shrewsbury clash

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Burton hope to involve Ben Fox and Ben Turner at home to Shrewsbury.

Burton hope to involve Ben Fox and Ben Turner at home to Shrewsbury.

Midfielder Fox has missed the last month with a hamstring strain while central defender Turner has been out for six weeks with a calf injury.

Brewers boss Nigel Clough is hoping the pair can make the bench for the Sky Bet League One clash after stepping up training this week.

But David Templeton (calf) and Marvin Sordell (knee) will definitely miss out again, while Jamie Allen’s ankle injury remains a concern despite the Brewers’ 11-day break from action.

New Shrewsbury manager Sam Ricketts will recall the regulars for his first league game in charge of the Shropshire club.

Former Wrexham manager Ricketts made 10 changes for his opening game on Wednesday, the 2-1 Checkatrade Trophy win over Walsall, with only Alex Gilliead remaining from the FA Cup victory against Scunthorpe.

Midfielder Ollie Norburn could come into contention after missing two games with a knock picked up in the last league match against Plymouth on November 27.

Winger Simon Whalley returned against Walsall after six weeks out with a calf injury, but is unlikely to start at the Pirelli Stadium.

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