Robbie Brady is in line to play again for the Under-23s today (Monday) as he puts the finishing touches to his comeback plan.
Brady is expected to feature as an over-age player for the Clarets for the second time this season when they face Sheffield United in the Professional Development League at Curzon Ashton (KO 2pm).
And boss Sean Dyche believes another 90-minute run-out will put the winger – who played the full game in a behind-closed-doors outing against AFC Fylde last week – back in his plans for Sunday’s visit of Chelsea and a possible first Premier League appearance since December.
The Clarets are looking to make it back-to-back home wins against a United side which has lost just once in the league this season.
The Blades could go level on points with northern section Leeds with a win as they look to extend a seven-match unbeaten run.
But sixth-placed Burnley have lost just one of their last four league games and will be buoyed by coming from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with an experienced Leeds side at Elland Road last time out.