Burnley V Barnsley at Turf Moor : Match Preview

04 March 2013 07:31
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Dyche waits on injured stars

Burnley boss Sean Dyche will run the rule over a host of injury concerns before Barnsley's visit to Turf Moor in the npower Championship.

The Clarets claimed their first win in seven matches at the weekend when a spectacular strike from top scorer Charlie Austin proved enough to see off Charlton.

Alex Kacaniklic made his debut at the Valley having joined on loan from Fulham, but Dyche is otherwise short in midfield as doubts remain over Ross Wallace (knee), Chris McCann (hamstring) and Dean Marney (calf).

If the injury situation does not alter, Marvin Bartley and David Edgar are poised to team up once more in the engine room.

Ben Mee is closing in on a return to fitness following medial knee ligament damage and fellow defender Michael Duff is still struggling with a calf complaint.

Barnsley could be without defenders Rory Delap and Jim McNulty again.

Delap, on loan from Stoke, missed Saturday's home defeat to Bolton after sustaining a calf strain in training on Friday, while McNulty has an ankle injury.

Manager David Flitcroft, who employed striker Kelvin Etuhu as a right wing-back and midfielder Tomasz Cywka as a left wing-back against Bolton, could make further changes.

Flitcroft has no new injury or suspension problems, but midfielder Jacob Mellis and defender Stephen Foster are among those pushing for recalls.

Strikers Jason Scotland and Marlon Harewood may both have to settle for a place on the substitutes' bench again with recent loan signing Chris O'Grady expected to resume alongside Chris Dagnall.

The Tykes are looking to bounce back from successive defeats in their bid to stay out of the relegation zone.

Source: PA