League Two - League Two: Bury v Burton LIVE score
Follow live updates as Bury take on Burton Albion at Gigg Lane in League Two, knowing a win will put them second.
The midfielder is available again after serving a two-match suspension to boost a virtually full-strength Shakers squad.
Barker's only injury absentee is striker Andy Bishop who has undergone surgery on his left knee and is not expected to return until pre-season training.
Bury lie third after beating Northampton 4-2 on Saturday
Burton hope to have Nathan Stanton available for the trip to promotion chasing Bury.
Boss Paul Peschisolido is banking on the big centre-half to recover from a groin injury to shore up a defence that was found badly wanting during the 2-1 defeat to Morecambe on Saturday.
Defenders Ryan Austin (hand) and Paul Boertien (groin) remain sidelined for Burton, who will drop into the relegation zone if they lose the first of their two games in hand on Barnet by two goals or more.