David Templeton and Scott Fraser eyeing starts as Burton host Forest

Posted Monday, October 29, 2018 by PA

David Templeton and Scott Fraser eyeing starts as Burton host Forest

David Templeton and Scott Fraser could both return to the Burton starting line-up for the Carabao Cup clash with Nottingham Forest.

Both players returned from injury as substitutes during Saturday’s League One defeat to Peterborough, with Templeton having missed the previous four matches and Fraser absent against Plymouth and Portsmouth.

Burton are still waiting on the fitness of left-backs Damien McCrory (calf) and Reece Hutchinson and forward Marvin Sordell (hip), while centre-half Ben Turner (calf) looks set to miss the fourth round tie.

On-loan Wigan forward Devante Cole is cup-tied while former Forest goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov will hope to get the nod ahead of Bradley Collins and play against his old club.

Forest midfielder Jack Colback is unavailable for the short trip to the Pirelli Stadium through suspension.

The 29-year-old, on loan from Newcastle, received his fifth yellow card of the season during the Championship draw at Leeds at the weekend and must serve a one-match ban.

Colback would probably not have played anyway with Reds boss Aitor Karanka expected to make wholesale changes to his team, as he has done in the competition’s previous rounds.

Luke Steele will replace Costel Pantilimon in goal while the likes of Michael Dawson, Ben Osborn, Ben Watson, Liam Bridcutt, Gil Dias and Daryl Murphy will also be among those to come into contention for recalls.




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