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Big Preview: Burnley v Yeovil

16 August 2013

Burnley v Yeovil
Turf Moor
17/8/13 (kick-off 3pm)

Burnley will be looking to continue their excellent start to the season at Turf Moor. The Clarets’ go into the game on the back of an opening day draw against Bolton which was followed up with victories in the Capital One Cup against York City and three points against Sheffield Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Yeovil will be looking to build on their positive start after a stunning away victory at Millwall and a good showing against Birmingham, despite a narrow 1-0 defeat.

Last three matches

Yeovil Town Star Man: Paddy Madden
The 23-year-old striker is back fresh from international duty, where he was a second half substitution for the Republic of Ireland against Wales on Wednesday night. It was a deserved debut for the Dublin-born striker after his prolific record last season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions and playing a vital part in Yeovil's promotion, including a goal in the play-off final at Wembley.

Last Time Out:
Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Burnley 

Sheff Wed: C Kirkland, A Gardner , R Floro (C Maguire, 45), K Zayatte, L Palmer, J Helan , D Prutton, J Semedo, J Maghoma  (C Lavery, 82), M Antonio, A Nuhiu
Subs not used: M Taylor, A Davies, R McCabe, M Llera, P Corry

Burnley: T Heaton, J Shackell , K Long, K Trippier, D Lafferty, R Wallace (D Edgar , 74), D Marney , D Jones, J Stanislas (S Arfield, 34), S Vokes, D Ings
Subs not used: A Cisak, R Noble, B Stock, K Treacy, B Mee
Attendance: 22282 

Yeovil Town 0-1 Birmingham City

Yeovil: M Stech (G Stewart, 8), A Tate, D Seaborne, B Webster, L Ayling, S Foley  (M Ngoo, 67), K Dawson, E Upson , J Edwards, J Hayter, P Madden (S Hoskins, 67)
Subs not used: B Clifford, J Grant, J McAllister, L Davis
Birmingham: D Randolph, H Mullins, P Robinson , D Burn, N Eardley , W Elliott , A Shinnie, T Adeyemi, S Ferguson , M Green (C Reilly, 72), L Novak
Subs not used: C Burke, S Allan, K Bartley, K Arthur, O Lee, C Doyle

Attendance: 8717

Team news:
Burnley: The Clarets have no fresh injury concerns for Saturday’s game (3pm KO), but the game is expected to come too soon for Michael Duff who is still recovering from a hamstring injury. 

Yeovil: The Glovers are without goalkeeper Marek Stech after the Czech stopper broke his hand last week against Birmingham. Manager Gary Johnson had looked to bring in Wolves’ Wayne Hennessey on loan but the Wales international was injured in the warm-up when Chris Coleman’s side met the Republic of Ireland in midweek. Player-coach Gareth Stewart looks set to deputise at present. Elsewhere, full back Jamie McAllister is a doubt after aggravating a knee problem during a friendly in midweek.

Stat of the Day:
Yeovil is only one of seven Football League clubs that Burnley have yet to play against.

They say:
Sean Dyche: "Yeovil will have the energy, will and desire to do a good job in the Championship. That will be their intention and we have to be ready for it. They have some good players, they’ve brought a few in on loan but it mainly comes down to what we do on Saturday. We’ve been going about our business in the right fashion so we’ll be looking to do that again.”

Gary Johnson: “We were disappointed with the result last week but there were a lot of positives to take into this weekend. We created a lot of chances and there has been nothing to suggest we are out of our depth at this level.”

Referee: S. Duncan

Weekend’s Championship fixtures (kick-off 3pm unless stated)

Friday 16th August 2013
Doncaster v Blackburn (19:45) 

Saturday 17th August 2013
Leeds v Sheff Wed (12:15) 
Barnsley v Charlton
Birmingham v Brighton 
Bournemouth v Wigan
Burnley v Yeovil
Derby v Leicester
Middlesbrough v Blackpool     
Millwall v Huddersfield
Nottm Forest v Bolton 
QPR v Ipswich
Reading v Watford

For an up-to-date Championship table, click HERE

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