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PREVIEW: Under-18s v Sheffield Wednesday

Tony Philliskirk takes charge for first time as Clarets face league leaders

5 January 2019

The Clarets kick off the Tony Philliskirk era today (Saturday) when the youth team resumes its campaign at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Philliskirk took over as Under-18s boss in December but allowed number two John Townson to lead the team for two games in the immediate aftermath of his appointment.

But the former Clarets’ striker has now taken charge and faces an opening test against league leaders Sheffield Wednesday at Barnfield (KO 11am).

Burnley, who are fourth in the north group of the Professional Development League, will be looking to bounce back from their FA Youth Cup exit to Oxford United and give Philliskirk a winning start as they resume their schedule following the Christmas break.


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