Sammy Igoe missed last weekend's victory at Darlington with a knee problem and is not expected to return against the Brewers.
Winger Liam Feeney picked up a thigh strain in training this week and is rated as doubtful.
Joe Partington sustained a thigh injury in a reserve team game and could miss out as Eddie Howe's side look to maintain their 100% home record in the league.
And Marvin Bentley is expected to be sidelined for a fortnight after breaking a bone in his right hand.
Veteran striker Steve Fletcher (knee) could also miss out, while Shaun Cooper (hip) and Jeff Goulding (ankle) are long-term absentees.