Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

A Clue in Reserves Defeat?

A Clue in Reserves Defeat?

Burnley Reserves lost 0-1 to Pontin's League leaders Morecambe tonight, but a couple of substitutions could be a clue to a back-four selection for our first team match away to Southampton at St Marys this Saturday.

Duff could well be in line for a first team return after being withdrawn after just 60 minutes of play.

Clarke Carlisle also played in the game, being substituted for the second half with just 46 minutes on the clock. Both players are believed to have come through the match unscathed suggesting Coyle may be saving both defenders for a first team return this Saturday.

Michael Duff was in the sixteen last Saturday against Sheffield United at Turf Moor, but didn`t feature in our 2-1 defeat. If Duff does play against the Saints in our next match this Saturday, it will be his first appearance for the first team since he damaged his cruciate ligament against Crystal Palace at home back in September 2007.

Carlisle on the other hand has now sat out his three-match ban following his late red-card sending off against Preston at Deepdale a few weeks back, and the reserve game could have been a way of shaking off the cobwebs!

In the reserve match against Morecambe, Burnley came out of the blocks the sharpest with Rob Turner twice getting the best opportunity to score.

The Shrimps had Simon Grand sent off for a desperate two-footed challenge on Dean Stott, the young Clarets right-back.

The ten men advantage was not taken though and with five minutes left on the clock, Aaron Taylor picked up the long-ball and clipped it over the advancing Kiraly.

Gabor Kiraly, Dean Stott, Michael Duff (Nik Kudiersky 61), Clarke Carlisle (Chris Lynch 46), Tom Bradley; Adam Kay, Mark Randall (James Craggs 66), Garreth O'Connor, John Spicer; Alex MacDonald, Rob Turner.

Subs not used: Jonathan Sergeant, Chris Anderson.

Share article via email
Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Wednesday April 16 2008
Time: 10:12PM

Comments

0
Nothing to lose playing Duff in last three games now, Alexander could make way although one hopes Harley is fit again at left back-I worry about Jordan's confidence! Back four choice for me would be Duff, Carlisle, Caldwell, Harley.
turfmanphil
16/04/2008 22:18:00
0
Well they were both in sixteen! Still seems reluctant to play Duff though, on bench against Saints! Wow,Carlisle ws awesome though as the yanks say! ;-)
turfmanphil
20/04/2008 16:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of International Vital

Best of Vital Network

Recent Burnley Articles

Vital View - Premier League - 20th-21st October 2017

The Premier League season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, 20th-21st October.

Stats: Manchester City v Burnley

All the stats from Manchester City (3) vs (0) Burnley, Etihad Stadium, 21/10/17 Att: 54,118

Manchester City v Burnley - Follow On Twitter - 21-10-17

Burnley go to the Etihad Stadium as the visitors to Manchester City today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Four Clubs Miss Disabled Access Target

On Friday evening it was confirmed that four clubs had failed to honour their self set deadline for basic access standards for disabled fans.

Vital Burnley Social Media

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Burnley newsBurnleyNews 24/7

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burnley
Write For Vital Burnley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Pope0%
Lowton0%
Tarkowski0%
Mee0%
Ward0%
Brady0%
Defour0%
Cork0%
Arfield0%
Hendrick0%
Wood0%
Sub - Barnes0%
Sub - Berg Gudmundsson0%
Sub - Westwood0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.cornwallclaret9
2.Irishclaret6
3.Mike Mada2
4.Grimsby Claret2
Write for Vital Football