Oxford will have new signing Matty Taylor available for their Sky Bet League One clash with Burton.
The forward, who started his career at Oxford, re-joined the U’s on a season-long loan deal from Bristol City on Monday.
Dan Agyei could make his Oxford debut after joining from Burnley earlier this month.
Tariqe Fosu is sidelined after pulling a hamstring.
Burton will be hoping for more success on the road in the first of two back-to-back away fixtures.
The Brewers’ two victories so far this season have come away from home, with both home fixtures ending in defeat.
David Templeton is pushing for a start after coming off the bench in Saturday’s defeat to Rotherham.
Defender John Brayford suffered a knee injury in that game and will be assessed.