Burnley V Leicester at Turf Moor : Match Preview

28 December 2012 12:31
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Austin a doubt for Clarets

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has concerns over the fitness of leading scorer Charlie Austin ahead of Saturday's meeting with Leicester.

The striker was withdrawn during the second half of their Boxing Day win over Derby after complaining about a muscle problem.

Dyche is hoping it is something and nothing while Sam Vokes, who replaced him on the day, is on standby to deputise again.

Junior Stanislas missed out against the Rams with a hamstring injury but is back in contention to face Nigel Pearson's side.

Midfielder Brian Stock was also short of fitness for that one and had to settle for a place on the bench but could now be pushing for a start role.

Defender Ben Mee (medial knee ligament) will not return until the new year.

The Foxes hope to have Jamie Vardy back in contention when they travel to Turf Moor.

Vardy missed the goalless draw at Hull on Boxing Day after limping off with a heel injury early in the second half of the home defeat to Cardiff on Saturday.

His return to the squad would be a boost to Pearson, whose side have now gone three npower Championship games without scoring.

However, the City boss is unconcerned by their recent lack of success in front of goal.

"Clearly, we would like to be scoring when the chances come," he said. "But sometimes you have to go through spells like that, and we'll get through it."

Defenders Sean St. Ledger and Michael Keane remain out with hamstring injuries.

Source: PA

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