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Preview: Burnley v Millwall

Burnley are back on home soil tomorrow as we welcome struggling Millwall to Turf Moor.

Burnley v Millwall

3.00pm – Turf Moor – nPower Championship

Despite Tuesday’s disappointing defeat to Swindon in the Capital One Cup, the Clarets should head into this game buoyed by last weekend’s victory at Derby.

After being rested during midweek – following three successive league starts – Martin Paterson will be expected to return and partner Charlie Austin up front.

Junior Stanislas and Jason Shackell will both face late fitness tests in their attempts to recover from their respective hamstring problems.

On-loan Cameron Stewart could fill the void left by Stanislas as he returns to the squad after being cup-tied during midweek.

Ben Mee and Michael Duff will both be hoping for starting berths should Shackell miss out.

Millwall will be without winger Chris Taylor who is suspended following his late sending off in last weekend’s defeat to Brighton.

Josh Marquis and Liam Feeney will definitely miss out, so on-loan Chris Wood is expected to partner Andy Keogh up front.

Manager: Kenny Jackett

In the opposing dugout for tomorrow’s game will be former Welsh international Kenny Jackett. Since taking over in 2007, Jackett has gone on to lead the Lions to promotion from League One and establish the club as a stable Championship outfit. The 50-year-old is no stranger to obtaining silverware having won the Football League Trophy and the League Two title during his time in charge of Swansea.

Form: LWLLL

Millwall come into this game in terrible form having suffered three straight league defeats. Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff and more recently Hull have all picked up maximum points against the Lions to leave Kenny Jackett’s side languishing 22nd in the table. Millwall’s 2-1 home defeat to Brighton last weekend means the Clarets head into this clash as favourites to collect all three points.

Dangerman: Andy Keogh

Leading the attack for Millwall tomorrow will most likely be Irish international Andy Keogh. Since signing for £500,000 from Wolves in January, Keogh has gone on to become the club’s leading striker – scoring an impressive 12 goals. After failing to become a regular during his time in the Premiership, the 26-year-old has settled quickly at the New Den to become a real crowd favourite with his relentless work rate.

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Did You Know?

Despite having never played in the Premier League, the Lions managed to secure a place in the 2004/5 UEFA Cup by reaching the previous season’s FA Cup final. Unfortunately, they lost in the first round to Hungarian champions Ferencváros.

 

  1. Given the presence of physio departments, why do so many players suffer from hamstring problems, often of a recurrent nature ?

    Posted 2 years ago by Richard Moore
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