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Rodriguez Boosts Forward Push

Striker back in the frame to help offset loss of Ashley Barnes

17 January 2020

Jay Rodriguez is back in contention to add to the Clarets’ striking options following the temporary loss of Ashley Barnes.

Barnes today (Friday) undergoes surgery for a hernia repair which will keep him out for a spell.

But boss Sean Dyche will be able to call on the services of Rodriguez for Sunday’s visit of Leicester City after the summer signing missed last Saturday’s defeat at Chelsea through illness.

“Jay is feeling way, way better,” confirmed Dyche. “He’d had a real big bout of illness and had lost some weight.

“But he’s putting that back on and has been training all week and he’s feeling pretty good, so that’s good.”

Chris Wood is also available to face his former club after running repairs to re-align the broken nose he suffered at Stamford Bridge.

In addition, winger Robbie Brady could also return to the Clarets’ squad as they look to end their four-game losing run in the Premier League after a combination of a minor calf injury and illness kept him out of the trip to London.

And another plus sees Johann Berg Gudmundsson back in light training following the hamstring strain he sustained in the Clarets’ FA Cup win over Peterborough United a fortnight ago.

 


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