Boxing Day boost for Clarets

23 December 2010 02:31
Brian Laws has received a boost ahead of the Christmas games with the news that Chris Eagles and Danny Fox are both fit to return the squad for the Boxing Day game against Barnsley at Oakwell. Chris Eagles - fit for BarnsleyEagles has missed the last two games with the back injury that's troubled him all season. He might have been fit for the trip to Cardiff but the extra week has ensured he's ready for the trip to Barnsley and opponents he rather enjoys playing against.Speaking about our 3-0 win against them on the Turf earlier in the season, Brian Laws said: "Chris tore them apart that day and they will be very worried about him, knowing that he's back in the firing line."To add to that, he was very much our best player at Barnsley when we visited them last season in the Carling Cup. He scored the second of our two goals there in a game that finished with us on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline.Laws has also confirmed that Fox is fit to return. He's missed four games with the injury sustained in the 1-1 home draw against Doncaster in early November. Whilst suggestions are that Eagles could start, it is more likely that Fox will make the bench with Brian Easton continuing in the left-back slot.Martin Paterson could also make it but is reported as touch and go, he too having suffered his current thigh problem in that Doncaster game. Pato's only had a couple of games all season when's been fully fit and will be champing at the bit to get out there. Although he might miss out on the Barnsley game it does look as though he's going to play his part over the holiday period.