Burnley V Birmingham at Turf Moor : Match Preview

16 September 2013 03:31
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Same again for Clarets

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has no fresh injury or suspension concerns ahead of Birmingham's visit to Turf Moor.

Midfielder Junior Stanislas is in contention to start for the first time since August 17 after coming off the bench to score a glorious goal in Saturday's 1-1 draw with neighbours Blackburn.

He will do battle with loanee Michael Kightly, who made his debut on Saturday after arriving from Stoke, and Keith Treacy for a starting berth out wide.

Winger Ross Wallace is the Clarets' only definite absentee. He will sit out until the new year with a knee injury.

Birmingham will be without captain Paul Robinson as they travel to east Lancashire aiming to improve upon a frustrating start to the season.

Defender Robinson serves a one-match suspension having already collected his fifth booking of the season in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at QPR, a game in which Blues enjoyed their fair share of chances without being able to capitalise.

Boss Lee Clark has reported a few minor knocks and niggles from the clash at Loftus Road but nothing serious as his side go in search of only their second league win of the season.

Midfielder Hayden Mullins (calf) will be assessed while it remains to be seen whether fit-again quartet Nikola Zigic, David Murphy, Akwasi Asante and Koby Arthur make the match-day 18.

Source: PA

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