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Preview: Accrington Stanley v Burnley

17 July 2015

Pre-Season Friendly
Accrington Stanley v Burnley (3pm kick-off)
Store First Stadium

Sean Dyche insists the friendly against Accrington Stanley is another progression for his Clarets squad ahead of the new season.

Dyche’s men recorded a 2-1 victory over Etoile Carouge in their first pre-season outing, with goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz and George Boyd.

And as he looks to get valuable game time into his players once more, the boss feels the trip to Accrington offers the perfect opportunity to do so – as well as reserving praise for his counterpart John Coleman on his testimonial day.

“I’m looking forward to the game and also for John Coleman. It’s tremendous for him and he’s been an amazing servant there.

“I thought he could have been manager of the year last year and I really meant it. With the challenge he has had there and I know some of it, he’s done a great job.

“Partly that and also to get the team there. We’ve tried to be local and we try and think about the games to keep the fans involved.

Dyche added: “We’re looking forward to it and our fans getting a feel of it. It will only be a part though and a progression of where we’ve been.

“It’s a case of getting players out there and getting them fit but it will still be taken properly as it always will.”


New signing Jelle Vossen is likely to play some part on his unofficial Clarets debut after gaining international clearance.

Skipper Jason Shackell missed the Etoile Carouge win with a calf strain and is likely to miss out again after undergoing treatment.

That aside, Sean Dyche has a full bill of health for the trip to the Store First Stadium.

Michael Keane has now re-joined the Clarets after time on international duty but will not take part in the friendly.


Supporters can pay on the gate at the Store First Stadium with prices as follows:  Adults £15, Over 65s and students £10, U17’s £5

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