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Team News: Late call on Marney

24 October 2014

Sean Dyche gives an injury update ahead of Sunday's clash with Everton.

Sean Dyche will make a late decision on the fitness of Dean Marney as Burnley prepare for Sunday’s visit of Everton to Turf Moor.

The midfielder has missed the last three games with a hamstring injury, but resumed training on Friday as the Clarets look to secure their first Premier League win of the season at the weekend.

However, Dyche has admitted he will take his time before making a final call on the availability of Marney.

At the same time, though, the Burnley manager has had positive news to report on the injury front during his pre-match press conference this afternoon.

Dyche said: “The injury situation has eased considerably. Dean is on his way back. He’s trained today and we will see how he reacts tomorrow.

“He’s generally fit, but it’s touch and go for him on Sunday.

“It will be a hard decision against the amount of training time going into an actual game and whether we deem for him to have done enough.

“Sam Vokes is well on the road to recovery and doing nicely. Steven Reid is back on the grass. He had a minor injury, but it’s taken a couple of weeks to settle down.

“Michael Keane is again in contention. He also had a minor problem and only just didn’t make the squad last week.

“Danny Ings came through last game really well and I was pleased with him. We took him off purely as a precaution. It was obviously his first game back and we wanted to make sure he was well for next week.

“There’s only Matty Taylor who’s got a longer-term injury.

“It’s a strange one – a minor bony growth in the back of his heel that is just niggling his Achilles. It had to be taken out and because it’s bony it takes time to heel, of course.

“There is no big drama, but it will take weeks rather than a couple of weeks.”

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