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Blackburn V Burnley at Ewood Park : Match Preview

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08 Mar 2014 12:31:00

Blackburn V Burnley at Ewood Park : Match Preview

Blackburn V Burnley - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Keane added to Rovers squad

Blackburn have added Michael Keane to their squad as they try and maintain their impressive east Lancashire derby record against Burnley.


Rovers have not been defeated in this fixture in 35 years and Keane, acquired on loan from Manchester United on Friday, could be thrust into one of the centre-back berths with doubts surrounding both captain Grant Hanley (calf) and Matt Kilgallon (groin).


January signing Tom Cairney is struggling with a calf complaint while Josh King (hamstring) has not played since February 1, although he is back in full training.


Winger Ben Marshall (ankle) will definitely miss out, as will Dickson Etuhu (ankle), while David Dunn, who scored a controversial injury-time equaliser in this fixture last March, is making progress after missing the 4-0 defeat to Bolton last weekend with a knock.


The Clarets have not won against Rovers since 1979 and have seen late equalisers deny them on each of the previous two occasions - with David Dunn's last-gasp, controversial leveller at Ewood Park last March particularly heart-wrenching.


However, with Sean Dyche able, if he desires, to name the same starting XI for an eighth straight fixture, Burnley appear well primed to finally get one over their neighbours.


Dyche will check on those who returned from international duty, including 46-goal strike duo Sam Vokes and Danny Ings, but no injury problems are expected.



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