Burton boss Paul Peschisolido has conceded defeat in his bid to keep Shaun Harrad with the striker set to join Northampton.
The Cobblers are confident of agreeing a deal with the striker and after beating Northampton to the signature of Calvin Zola this week, Albion are ready to let him leave.
Peschisolido said: "It's looking more likely now that Shaun will want to go.
"He has spoken to Northampton and was very keen on going for that deal but we've got to agree the figures with Northampton before that happens.
"If the player doesn't want to be here, we've got to look at that."