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Burnley V Blackpool at Turf Moor : Match Preview

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20 Dec 2013 13:01:00

Burnley V Blackpool at Turf Moor : Match Preview

Burnley V Blackpool - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Unchanged squad for Clarets

Burnley have no new injury or suspension concerns as they aim to remain unbeaten at Turf Moor in the Sky Bet Championship against Blackpool.


Winger Ross Wallace remains the only injury absentee for Sean Dyche's side with a knee problem continuing to keep him on the sidelines.


The 28-year-old had targeted a return around December or January and Dyche insists that while he is making good progress, caution must be exercised with such a serious injury.


The Clarets surrendered top spot in the division following a draw with fellow high-fliers Leicester last weekend, a result which allowed QPR to steal a march on their two nearest rivals and return to the summit.


Isaiah Osbourne is the latest injury casualty for Blackpool.


The midfielder has been ruled out for five weeks with a hamstring strain, meaning he joins full-back Bradley Orr (thigh) and centre-back Gary MacKenzie (hip) on the sidelines.


Craig Cathcart, now fully recovered from his knee injury, is considered touch and go after the defender strained his back in the week but utility man Neal Bishop has returned from suspension.


However, boss Paul Ince is still without Ricardo Fuller and Angel Martinez, who complete their respective bans.



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