The Clarets’ Youths play their final away game of their first season in the U18 Professional Development League when they go to Barnsley on Saturday morning.
Danny Cadamarteri’s side has competed well at their first attempt to sit half way up the northern section table with three games to go.
But with just one win in their last 10 matches, they are likely to need maximum points over the run-in to have any chance of a top-two finish and a play-off slot.
Barnsley – who drew 1-1 at Burnley at the end of September - are bottom of the table.
Saturday’s game at the Tykes’ training ground, adjacent to Oakwell, kicks off at 11am.