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Young Clarets Aim For Top Spot

Under-23s at Crewe looking for result to leapfrog Leeds at the top

4 December 2018

The Clarets’ Under-23s are at Crewe Alexandra this afternoon looking to go top of the table.

Steve Stone’s in-form side stretched their unbeaten run to eight games with last Friday night’s 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League Cup.

And back on league duty, a point at Crewe will be enough to take Burnley above Leeds United to top spot in the U23 Professional Development League’s northern division.

Crewe – who were beaten 3-2 by the Clarets at Curzon Ashton at the start of October – are currently fifth in the table but are in good shape themselves and would go above Burnley with a seventh successive victory.

Tinashe Chakwana – who shared the goals with joint top scorer with Dan Agyei in the last meeting between the clubs – returns to the Clarets’ squad and starts on the bench, but defender Olly Younger is still absent through injury.

The game at Crewe’s Alexandra Training Complex at Reaseheath kicks off at 1pm.

Burnley: Lindegaard, Cropper, Glennon, Clarke, Koiki, Howarth, Benson, Taylor, Blair, Agyei, Bayode. Subs: McMahon, Harker, Thomas, Cook, Chakwana.

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