McGurk has been nursing a heel problem since the league win at Plymouth and has not trained this week but Brewers boss Gary Rowett is hopeful his eight-goal striker will be fit for the second round tie.
If McGurk misses out then Rene Howe is likely to make his first start since mid-September.
Rory Delap has trained all week and the veteran defender could return to the squad after a three-month absence with a hamstring injury. However, striker Michael Symes (groin) and midfielder Adam Reed (hamstring) both remain unavailable.
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