Football - Sharps out for Albion

Burton will be without the suspended Ian Sharps when Portsmouth visit the Pirelli Stadium.

PA Sport Report

Sharps was sent off as Albion lost 2-0 at home to Oxford last weekend and he must serve a three-match ban but new signing Jordan Pickford looks set to be involved having rejoined on loan from Sunderland.

With Zander Diamond only just returning from a foot injury - he got his first action of the season under his belt in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Monday afternoon - there is a strong possibility that summer signing Phil Edwards will start his first game at centre-half since joining the club.

Midfielder Alex McDonald and striker Billy Kee continue to nurse calf and thigh problems respectively.

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