Jamie Murphy has joined Sky Bet League One side Burton from Rangers on loan until the end of the season.
Sunderland are poised to win the race to land Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty on loan, the PA news agency understands.
Burton boss Nigel Clough was relieved to hear the final whistle as his side produced a second 1-0 victory in four days to propel them into League One’s top six.
Liam Boyce scored his 14th goal of the season to seal Burton’s second successive 1-0 victory against MK Dons.
Burton are targeting a top-six spot at home to MK Dons but have doubts over Colin Daniel and David Templeton.
Burton boss Nigel Clough was satisfied to see his side make it four wins from five league games with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Fleetwood.
Ryan Edwards proved to be the late Burton hero as he glanced home a header from Liam Boyce’s cross to earn a 1-0 win over Fleetwood at the Pirelli Stadium.
Nathan Broadhead could be back in the Burton squad when they host Fleetwood.
Northampton boss Keith Curle was understandably delighted to see his League Two side pass a tricky test against League One Burton to ease into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 4-2 victory at the Pirelli Stadium.
League Two Northampton produced a clinical display at Burton, storming into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a resounding 4-2 win.
John-Joe O’Toole returns to the Burton squad for the FA Cup clash against his former club Northampton.