Earlier this week, forward Vassell completed a move to St Andrew's from Luton Town, but the 23-year-old has been made to wait for his first start in a Blues shirt
Burton are still looking for their first point of the season, while Birmingham have claimed four points from their opening three outings in the Championship.
Burton Albion: Bywater, McFadzen, Murphy, Lund, Akins, Dyer, Naylor, Sordell, Palmer, Buxton, Irvine
Subs: Ripley, Flanagan, McCrory, Varney, Fox, Barker, Sbarra
Birmingham City: Stockdale, Nsue, Morrison, Roberts, Grounds, Davis, Gardner, Ndoye, Maghoma, Donaldson, Jutkiewicz
Subs: Kuszczak, Robinson, Dacres-Cogley, Gleeson, Kieftenbeld, Cotterill, Vassell