Burton manager Gary Rowett was encouraged by his side's display in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Derby.
Burton have announced the signing of goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin on a one-year contract.
Burton boss Gary Rowett claimed the club's trialists offered him "food for thought" following the 4-0 win over Sheffield United.
Sheffield United slumped to a 4-0 defeat at Burton in their opening pre-season friendly.
Burton lost 1-0 at Ilkeston in their first pre-season friendly game on Tuesday night.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have delayed a decision on Zeli Ismail's future but will be looking to send Anthony Forde out on loan.
Burton have re-signed Sheffield United midfielder Callum McFadzean on a six-month loan deal.
Burton manager Gary Rowett has expressed his relief after retaining the services of Damien McCrory for another two years.