Burton have agreed a deal with Derby to bring Adam Legzdins back to the Pirelli Stadium on loan.
Legzdins joined the Rams last summer after just one season with Albion during which he was voted the club's player of the year. The 26-year-old goalkeeper is set to return to Burton on a 28-day deal.
"I had a conversation with (Derby boss) Nigel Clough over the weekend and he is keen to get Adam playing games," said Albion caretaker manager Gary Rowett.
"Ideally Nigel would have liked to have had Ross (Atkins) back at Derby to see how he has progressed but there is a technicality in there which means he will be staying with us until the end of the season.
"Adam is experienced and I think that is exactly what we need with the run we have been on.
"The back four know Adam so he fits the bill perfectly. We brought Greg (Pearson) back in yesterday and I think the both of them will give everybody a lift. It is better to bring back in two people who everybody knows rather than having two new faces at this point.
"Ross has done fantastic for us this year and having him come out of the firing line may actually do him good in terms of his development."
Legzdins has made two appearances for Derby. He made his debut as a second-minute substitute at Nottingham Forest after Frank Fielding was sent off and then started the next game at home to Millwall.