Burnley V Yeovil at Turf Moor : Match Preview

16 August 2013 06:33
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Mee in Burnley frame

Burnley's Ben Mee could be in contention for a first-team return when the Clarets host newly-promoted Yeovil in the Sky Bet Championship.

The 23-year-old is yet to feature this term after injuring his knee during pre-season but, despite sitting on the bench for last Saturday's clash with Sheffield Wednesday, came through 90 minutes unscathed with the development squad in midweek.

Mee's fellow defender Michael Duff remains a doubt though as he struggles to recover from a hamstring injury which kept him out of most of pre-season.

Danny Lafferty returned from international duty safely which means manager Sean Dyche could field the same XI that won at Hillsborough following a successful unbeaten start to the season.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson could hand goalkeeping coach Gareth Stewart his first start since December 2011.

With number one Marek Stech sidelined for three months with a finger broken in two places, Johnson secured a loan deal for Wales international Wayne Hennessey from Wolves only to see the deal stall when the shot-stopper sustained an injury warming up with his country.

So that means 33-year-old Stewart, who has made just one Football League appearance since 2008, could be thrown back into action having played for 82 minutes of Saturday's 1-0 loss to Birmingham if Johnson is unable to secure another loanee.

Captain Jamie McAllister aggravated his knee injury in a midweek friendly and will not feature but Cardiff loanee Joe Ralls, who signed a six-month loan deal on Thursday, looks likely to be involved.

Source: PA