Burton Albion boss NIgel Clough signed Buxton for Derby County eight years ago.
Rafael Benitez's side can return to the top of the Championship with a win at the DW Stadium.
As part of our analysis of the transfer window, we take a look at Wigan Athletic.
Derby County’s Jake Buxton has been linked with Wigan Athletic.
Jake Buxton has been linked with a move to newly promoted Wigan Athletic, who have already snapped up Rams defender Stephen Warnock
Derby County face Hartlepool United in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Derby County’s Jake Buxton could be in line to face Hartlepool United.
Jake Buxton has not played for Derby County so far this season, due to injury.
Derby County are set to welcome Jake Buxton and Craig Bryson back into their first-team fold in the near future.
Derby County meet Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday in Championship action.
The Rams are unbeaten in five heading into their final two Championship games and still have George Thorne, Chris Martin and Jake Buxton to return before the play-offs.
Leeds United defender, Derby County cult-hero, Middlesborough's Chelsea loan-star, Leicester City midfielder and Burnley striker all involved.