JOHN Coleman is hopeful of having striker Billy Kee available again this weekend.

Last year's League Two Golden Boot winner was forced to sit out last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Scunthorpe United because of a persistent foot injury.

But after treatment this week, Coleman said the problem was much improved.

"He's had an injection and an ultrasound scan as well, and we think we've got to the bottom of the problem," said the Accrington Stanley boss.

"He's got an inflamed fat pad but he's had some good treatment this week.

"Hopefully he'll be able to train and we'll assess him for Saturday.

Asked if he had a chance of returning to the squad for tomorrow's visit of Burton Albion, Coleman added: "We'll see how he is in the coming days."

Stanley found their attacking numbers depleted with Kee's absence last weekend, and loan deadline day signings Luke Charman, from Newcastle United, and Bolton's Connor Hall not registered in time to play against Scunthorpe.

But the duo, along with midfielder Daniel Barlaser - also from Newcastle - could feature tomorrow.

"They are good lads, characters and the type we want - hungry with a point to prove," said Coleman.

"We'll get a chance to see them over the coming weeks and hopefully they'll prove to be valuable additions to the squad."