The Clarets’ youths will be looking to bounce back when they face Roses rivals and fellow title challengers Leeds United on Saturday.
And Danny Cadamarteri’s side will also be out to avoid a revenge mission from the Yorkshiremen when they meet at United’s Thorp Arch training ground (kick-off 11am).
Burnley knocked Leeds out of the FA Youth Cup in December – just two days after beating them in the U18 Professional Development League.
The 2-1 league victory was part of a six-match unbeaten run in the competition for the Clarets before they lost 3-1 to bottom club Crewe last weekend.
That result saw Burnley slip off top spot in the northern division, going down to third place behind Leeds and new leaders Bolton – with all three clubs on 33 points.