Sean Dyche is hoping to unleash injured duo Danny Ings and midfielder Dean Marney on Barnsley at Turf Moor tomorrow.
Top scorer Ings missed the midweek stalemate with Watford after picking up an ankle knock in the defeat at Huddersfield, while Marney has missed five of the last six games with a groin injury.
Michael Duff is also available again after serving a one-match ban following his red card at The John Smith’s Stadium a week ago.
And as the Clarets look to extend their nine-month unbeaten home run to bottom side Barnsley, who picked up a priceless win at Brighton in midweek, Dyche is keeping his fingers crossed that his tight-knit squad
could be boosted by the return of three key players.
Boss Dyche said: “We are hopeful on a couple of returns. Danny has come through the last few days very well and he is getting closer and Dean is very similar.
“But we’ll have to make a judgement call because at the moment they’re not definite.
“Michael comes back from suspension too, so the group is getting back to where we want it to be.
“We know injuries and suspensions do happen, and it’s important we get them back and keep the group strong and keep performing.”
The Clarets last lost a league game at Turf Moor back in March, when Hull City picked up all three points en-route to eventual promotion to the Premier League.
But following the Tykes’ shock win at Brighton on Tuesday, Dyche insists there will be no taking Micky Mellon’s side for granted, as the Clarets look to gain the victory that could put them back on top of the
He added: “Quite simply that is the Championship; you can’t take anything for granted and we certainly don’t.
“Every game is a new challenge. We’ve enjoyed our time at Turf Moor since our last home defeat, so we want to make sure we go again and deliver another performance in order to get a win.
“We’re really pleased with how the players have been going about games. The physical-meets-mental approach to the game is important and we’ve delivered that well.
“We went a point closer to the top on Tuesday night and I think people forget that and overlook that at times.
“But we are still right up there and doing a very good job of it.”
Story by Alexander Brown
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Over 65: From £14
U22: From £13
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