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Clarets Out To Spoil Owls Party

Win for U23s would deny Sheffield Wednesday leag

27 April 2018

The Under-23s end their season today (Friday) with a chance to spoil a title party at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls need just a point in their last game to retain the Professional Development League’s northern championship and go forward to the national play-offs to face Charlton Athletic.

A draw would be enough to see the side coached by former Scarborough and Ipswich Town full-back Neil Thompson overtake Bolton Wanderers to claim top spot.

But defeat to Burnley at Hillsborough (kick-off 1pm) would see them drop to third place and miss out on the play-offs if Nottingham Forest win their mid-day kick-off at Huddersfield Town.

At the other end of the table, the Clarets will avoid bottom spot if they match the result Barnsley get at Bristol City in their 3pm kick-off this afternoon.

Today’s finale rounds off a busy month for the Clarets, with Michael Duff’s side playing for the sixth time this month.

Burnley have won three times during that run and will be hoping to finish on a high and bounce back from a 2-1 defeat to an experienced Millwall side last Monday.

Admission to the game at Hillsborough is £3 for adults and £2 concessions.

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