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Walking Wounded Not Serious

1 January 2013

Dyche eases fears over Austin

Sean Dyche is hopeful that his walking wounded will be back in action soon.

The Clarets went into the New Year’s Day clash at Shefield Wednesday without top scorer Charlie Austin (hamstring) and midfielder Dean Marney (thigh).

Further hamstring injuries to Martin Paterson and Chris McCann during the 2-0 Hillsborough victory have left the Clarets thin on the ground ahead of the weekend FA Cup third round tie at Barnsley.

But the gaffer insisted the quartet were not expected to be sidelined long-term.

“Charlie is okay and the injury is settling down,” insisted Dyche.

“It’s a minor hamstring injury and it’s one of them things that has to be taken care of wisely by the medical team.

“We will see how he goes and we are hoping Chris and Martin (hamstrings) aren’t too serious either, so we’ll monitor those over the next 24 hours.

“Dean Marney (thigh) is not an overly serious one either and we are hoping that will settle down quickly.

“I’m not too worried at this stage but another 24 hours and I’ll know more.”

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