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POLL: Who should replace Zeli Ismail on the wing for Burton Albion

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 18, 2014

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ZELI Ismail has been ruled out for the rest of Burton Albion's League Two season after picking up a hamstring injury in Saturday's 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon.

The winger could return for the play-offs, but the Brewers will need a replacement in the meantime.

They are big shoes to fill, given the Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee's impressive displays since arriving at the Pirelli Stadium.

A new signing is a possibility, but manager Gary Rowett has plenty of options within his ranks.

Alex MacDonald has had a stop-start season, but he replaced Ismail at the weekend, and certainly has the talent to step in.

Adam McGurk (pictured) started the season in that position, and could return there, given that Billy Kee and Dominic Knowles currently seem the preferred partnership up front.

Jack Dyer and David Gray also present options, while Matty Palmer has played out wide on occasion.

Youngster Marcus Harness was mentioned as a possibility by Rowett, and did his chances no harm with the winning goal in last night's Birmingham Senior Cup victory over Bedworth.


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