Striker Beckford and midfielder Danns, both on loan from Leicester, were not given permission to play by their parent club when the two sides clashed in the FA Cup last weekend.
Danns will be hoping to face one of his former clubs as managerless Town chase their first league win in 13 matches.
Joint-caretaker managers Mark Lillis and Steve Eyre, taking charge of their second match following last week's sacking of Simon Grayson, will be without defender Joel Lynch (hamstring), midfielder Keith Southern (Achilles) and winger Danny Ward (foot) again.
Winger Sean Scannell, a second-half substitute in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Leicester, is another player hoping to face his former club.
Lillis and Eyre, who have no new injury or suspension worries, must decide whether to keep young midfielder Jordon Sinnott in the side after he made his first-team debut at the weekend.
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