The young Clarets go to Sheffield United on Saturday to face the bottom club in the U18 Professional Development League’s northern group.
The Blades - coached by ex-United and Sheffield Wednesday full-back Derek Geary - have won just seven times so far but with games in hand over the sides above them will hope to climb off the foot of the table.
Burnley still have hopes of hitting the other end of the league – trailing leaders Bolton Wanderers by just two points.
However, it’s a congested title race and Danny Cadamarteri’s side currently sits fifth after avoiding a third straight defeat thanks to a last-gasp equaliser against Nottingham Forest last weekend.
Saturday’s game at the Sheffield United Academy kicks off at 12 noon.