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25 July 2017 Venue Deepdale Attendance

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4-4-2
  • 22
    Chris Maxwell
    GK
  • 6
    Andy Boyle
    DF
  • 7
    Daryl Horgan
    FW
  • 10
    Josh Harrop
    MF
  • 11
    Daniel Johnson
    MF
  • 13
    Eoin Doyle
    FW
  • 16
    Liam Grimshaw
    DF
  • 17
    Tommy Spurr
    DF
  • 18
    Ben Pringle
    MF
  • 19
    John Welsh (C)
    MF
  • 32
    Josh Earl
    DF

Substitutes

  • 28
    Matthew Hudson
    SUB
  • 2
    Marnick Vermijl
    SUB
  • 3
    Greg Cunningham
    SUB
  • 4
    Ben Pearson
    SUB
  • 8
    Alan Browne
    SUB
  • 23
    Paul Huntington
    SUB
  • 24
    Sean Maguire
    SUB
  • 25
    Kevin O'Connor
    SUB
  • 29
    Tom Barkhuizen
    SUB
  • 30
    Melle Meulensteen
    SUB
  • 37
    Callum Robinson
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Alex Neil

4-4-2
  • 1
    Tom Heaton (C)
    GK
  • 2
    Matt Lowton
    DF
  • 3
    Charlie Taylor
    DF
  • 34
    Tom Anderson
    DF
  • 28
    Kevin Long
    DF
  • 12
    Robbie Brady
    MF
  • 17
    Johann Berg Gudmundsson
    MF
  • 18
    Ashley Westwood
    MF
  • 4
    Jack Cork
    MF
  • 19
    Jon Walters
    FW
  • 9
    Sam Vokes
    FW

Substitutes

  • 29
    Nick Pope
    SUB
  • 6
    Ben Mee
    SUB
  • 7
    Andre Gray
    SUB
  • 10
    Ashle Barnes
    SUB
  • 13
    Jeff Hendrick
    SUB
  • 16
    Steven Defour
    SUB
  • 20
    Fredrik Ulvestad
    SUB
  • 23
    Stephen Ward
    SUB
  • 24
    Chris Long
    SUB
  • 32
    Dan Agyei
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Sean Dyche

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Match Previews

Deepdale derby for latest warm-up

Clarets to step up pre-season preparations at old rivals Preston

24 July 2017

The Clarets face Football League opposition for the first time in pre-season tonight when they step up their preparations with a trip to take on old rivals Preston North End (kick-off 7.45 pm).

The trip to Deepdale will be Burnley’s first since a famous 1-0 derby win in April, 2016 as Sean Dyche’s men closed in on promotion back to the Premier League.

Joey Barton got the only goal with an early deflected free-kick in front of the Friday night television cameras.

His effort took Burnley back to the top of the Championship and set the stage for the promotion-clinching win against Queens Park Rangers at Turf Moor next up.

North End finished that season in 11th place – a position they replicated last season in what turned out to be Simon Grayson’s last campaign in charge.

The former Leeds, Huddersfield and Blackpool boss took charge at relegated Sunderland earlier this summer, meaning the Clarets will face a Preston side led by ex-Norwich City boss Alex Neil.

The Scot has overseen an unbeaten pre-season campaign so far, with wins over Bamber Bridge, Stockport County, Morecambe and Accrington and a 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle United last Saturday.

The Clarets closed in on promotion on their last Deepdale visit 

The Lilywhites complete their pre-season programme at Fleetwood Town on Friday night before their Championship curtain-raiser at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, 5 August.

Neil is yet to make a new signing, with deals for the Cork City pair of Sean Maguire and Kevin O’Connor and the arrivals of Manchester United youngster Josh Harrop and Norwich City keeper Declan Rudd completed before his appointment.

The Clarets, meanwhile, have a week longer before the Premier League season kick-offs and, with three warm-up games still to go, manager Sean Dyche has the choice of utilising plenty of his senior players.

However, he will check on the fitness of Sam Vokes, who sat out last Saturday’s double-header with a minor ankle problem, and defenders James Tarkowski and Ben Mee, who both picked up knocks in the 3-2 win at Alfreton.

Supporters can pay on the night at Deepdale but must buy a ticket from the away ticket office, prices: Adults: £10, Senior Citizens: £5, Young adults: (19-21): £5, Students (Full time only) & 22-24 (proof must be provided): £5, Juniors (11-18 years): £5, Under 11 (0-10 years): £1.

Meanwhile, the Development Squad is also in action tonight with a trip to Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side Witton Albion (kick-off 7.30pm).

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Match Reports

Preston North End 1 Burnley 2

Jon Walters and Sam Vokes get the goals as the Clarets earn warm-up win at Deepdale

25 July 2017

Jon Walters continued to settle into his new surroundings with another goal-scoring performance as the Clarets stepped up their pre-season preparations with victory at Preston.

The summer signing followed up his opening night strike at Shamrock Rovers with another goal-poacher’s finish as Sean Dyche’s side overcame the first set of Championship opposition they are due to face in the space of five days.

Lancashire rivals Preston made it an honest work-out and a second-half goal from Sean Maguire kept the Clarets going until the end.

But with Sam Vokes joining Walters on the scoresheet - claiming the last touch to a Kevin Long header in front of goal early in the second half to give Burnley a 2-0 lead - the Clarets’ unbeaten start to pre-season was extended ahead of Saturday’s trip to Nottingham Forest as all of Dyche’s available players were given a taste of the action.

Preston had been unbeaten in their own pre-season programme under new boss Alex Neil, whose appointment at the start of July followed the departure of the long-serving Simon Grayson to Sunderland.

The former Norwich City manager is yet to bring in any new faces but saw his inherited squad start brightly as they build up towards their opening game against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday-week.

Eoin Doyle flicked an attempt just wide from a low Ben Pringle cross and Tom Heaton had to react smartly to smother a goal-bound effort from former Manchester United youngster Josh Harrop as he steered Daniel Johnson’s shot towards the bottom corner.

But after taking 10 minutes to find their feet, the Clarets went on to dominate the remainder of the first half, with top-notch ball retention and some inventive play in the final third.

Robbie Brady created the first chance for Johann Berg Gudmundsson but an excellent covering tackle by teenage full-back Josh Earl prevented the Iceland international from pulling the trigger.

But with 21 minutes gone Burnley did take the lead from a well-worked set-piece.

Robbie Brady delivered a free-kick from the left and when Tom Anderson – a constant threat from set-plays as Long's central defensive partner – headed across goal, Walters was left with a simple close-range finish as the former Stoke City striker nodded home his second goal of pre-season.

Within 60 seconds it was almost 2-0 as Gudmundsson got away again, this time from Ashley Westwood’s fine through-ball, but with his low finish aiming for the bottom corner, Chris Maxwell got down quickly to make a fine save.

Maxwell then held a header from Anderson from another set-piece as the Clarets continued to dictate without being able to add to their tally before the break.

Dyche made just one change at the start of the second half – Nick Pope replacing Heaton in goal – while Preston brought on four fresh pairs of legs.

And in a repeat of the opening 45 minutes, it was North End who threatened first as former Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan curled an effort over the top.

But within moments the Clarets were only inches away from doubling the lead through Walters’ second of the night.

Following a short corner, Matt Lowton delivered a cross which Walters headed against the inside of a post with the ball crossing the face of goal for Brady to shoot into the side netting from a tight angle.

That was a let-off for Preston but they didn’t hold out much longer as the Clarets went 2-0 up after 55 minutes.

Again the source was a set-piece as Brady picked out Long with a corner which the defender headed powerfully goalwards and into the back of the net, via the slightest touch from the outstretched boot of Vokes inside the six-yard box.

With just over an hour gone, Dyche made his first outfield substitutions with Ben Mee replacing Long and Steven Defour and Jeff Hendrick replacing the central midfield pairing of Westwood and Jack Cork, who had both got through an impressive night’s work.

And their introduction coincided with Preston pulling a goal back as the home side made it 2-1 with 25 minutes to go, Defour losing possession in the middle of the pitch and former Cork striker Maguire bursting into Burnley’s box to make space for a low shot which he steered past Pope.

Substitute Alan Browne then shot wide as North End looked for an equaliser before Defour went close to making amends with a long-range effort he fired over the top.

In the closing minutes Dyche completed his substitutions as he gave all his squad a run-out – Chris Long and Dan Agyei both getting a late sighter of goal.

And while some of the early fluidity had gone missing and Horgan threatened again with a curling effort for the hosts, the Clarets had done enough to secure victory and, more importantly, gain further valuable match sharpness with three games to go before the start of the Premier League programme.

Burnley: Heaton (Pope 46), Lowton (C Long 81), Taylor (Ward 71), Anderson, K Long (Mee 64), Brady (Barnes 71), Gudmundsson (Ulvestad 75), Westwood (Defour 64), Cork (Hendrick 64), Walters (Agyei 81), Vokes (Gray 81) .

Preston: Maxwell (Hudson 75), Grimshaw, Boyle, Spurr, Earl (O’Connor HT), Horgan, Johnson (Brown HT), Welsh (Pearson HT), Pringle (Barkhuizen 70), Harrop (Maguire HT), Doyle (Robinson 75). Subs: Vermijl, Cunningham, Huntington, Meulensteen.

Referee: Robert Jones

Attendance: 5,633 (1,755 Burnley)

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