The defender continues to be troubled by a groin injury which has sidelined him for all of the Clarets' matches so far this season.
Injured: Captain sidelined
Fellow centre-back Michael Duff is fit again after an ankle injurybut is unlikely to dislodge Andre Bikey and Clarke Carlisle at theheart of the defence.
Provisional squad: Jensen; Mears,Eckersley, Duff, Carlisle, Bikey, Jordan, Alexander, Fletcher, Elliott,McCann, Blake, Paterson, Thompson, Guerrero, Eagles, Penny, Kalvanes,McDonald, Gudjonsson, Edgar, Rodriquez, Easton, Nugent.
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