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Derby V Burnley at Pride Park Stadium : Match Preview

21 Sep 2012 13:01:27

Derby V Burnley at Pride Park Stadium : Match Preview

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

Clough wants Tyson fighting fitDerby boss Nigel Clough hopes to have Nathan Tyson available when Burnley visit Pride Park.Tyson will continue to be monitored after the forward missed the 3-2 home win over Charlton on Tuesday night with a throat infection.Teenage striker Mason Bennett returned to action on Wednesday as the Rams Under-21 side beat Huddersfield 2-0. The 16-year-old has been absent recently because of a thigh strain.Both players will be hoping to force their way back into Clough's squad.It is still too early for defender Mark O'Brien, though, who has resumed full training following a long-term knee injury.O'Brien and club captain Shaun Barker, who will miss the entire season due to a serious knee injury sustained towards the end of the last campaign, are Derby's only absentees.Burnley have top scorer Charlie Austin back in contention.Austin hit a hat-trick last time out against Peterborough to move to seven goals from as many appearances this season, but the Clarets' star striker missed Wednesday's defeat to Leicester with a hip injury.The former Swindon man is progressing well and will be put through a late fitness test alongside centre-back Michael Duff (Achilles), although the latter remains a major doubt.Forward Danny Ings remains on the sidelines as he continues to recover from knee surgery.Eddie Howe's men are still searching for a first point on their travels this term.Dean Marney gave Burnley the lead at the King Power Stadium in midweek but the 2-1 reverse was their fourth in succession on the road including last season's 4-0 loss at Blackpool.M Derby's only absentees.Clarets skipper Jason Shackell returns to Pride Park for the first time since his summer move to Turf Moor.


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