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Preview: Burnley v Brentford

21 August 2015

Burnley head into Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Brentford searching for the first win of the campaign.

Two draws against Leeds United and Birmingham City were followed up by a disappointing midweek defeat 2-0 defeat to Ipswich at Portman Road.

Brentford arrive at Turf Moor with four points from their opening two games, including a 4-2 away win at Bristol City last time out.

Their midweek fixture against Birmingham was postponed due to them having to relay the Griffin Park pitch.

A late show against Ipswich Town on the opening day saw last season’s surprise package come from 2-0 behind in stoppage time to gain a draw, before they lost 4-0 to Oxford United in the cup.

Brentford: DLW - -

Burnley: DLDL -

Brentford 0-3 Burnley (Blake 51’, Cook 85’, Little 90’)

Brentford: Paul Smith, Dobson, Roget (Williams 41), Sonko, Marshall, Frampton, O'Connor (Somner 24) (Peters 84), Jay Smith, Hunt, Hughes, Vine.

Subs not used: Julian, Traynor.

Burnley: Beresford, West, Gnohere, Branch, Diallo, Cook, Grant, Briscoe, Taylor, Ian Moore (Alan Moore 67), Blake (Little 80).

Subs not used: Michopoulos, McGregor, Papadopoulos.

Attendance: 9,563

Sean Dyche confirmed that Matt Lowton is back training with the group, but Saturday is likely to come too soon for the Aston Villa man.

Fredrik Ulvestad is likely to miss out again with an ankle injury sustained in the final friendly against Bradford City.

New signing Rouwen Hennings could feature after he made his debut against Ipswich Town as a substitute.

David Webb will take charge of the Clarets’ Sky Bet Championship clash with Brentford this weekend.

The Lancashire official has been in charge of four fixtures this season, showing 11 yellow cards and no red cards thus far.

In the 2014/15 campaign, he officiated 31 games and showed the yellow card 69 times, and dismissed five players.

The last time he was the man in the middle for a Clarets fixture, Burnley won 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday in August 2013.

Mr Webb will be assisted Mr S.Copeland, Mr G.Fyvie and Fourth Official Gary Sutton.

Sean Dyche: "Brentford are a good outfit and they proved that last season. They've got an open style of football at times and they had a twist of fate with the sending off at Bristol City after going down. We'll be ready and we make that clear all the time.

"Overall we didn't do enough at Ipswich but we're looking forward to the next one now and we're back at home, for only the second time this season and we want those three points."

Marinus Dijkhuizen: "You can see from Burnley’s results how tough the Championship is. They are a very good defensive side with good structure and good organisation. Physically they are very strong so it will be a tough game for us."

Burnley are priced at 7/5 to beat Brentford at Turf Moor this weekend.

New Clarets striker Rouwen Hennings made his debut at Ipswich Town on Tuesday as a substitute and he is 13/2 to open his account with the first goal of the game and 9/4 to net at any time in the 90 mins.

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