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The Clarets fresh from their 3-0 victory at Gigg Lane against League 2 Bury on Saturday are on the road again tonight (Monday 12th July) and play the second of their pre-season friendlies.

This time they make yet another short journey travelling to Boundary Park to play Oldham Athletic. Clarets fans going to the game are reminded that the kick-off is now 7:30pm.

Oldham struggled last season finishing in 16th spot in League 1 just two points away from the relegation zone. The Latics parted company with their manger Dave Penney in May 2010 after a year in charge and caretaker boss Martin Gray also left the club in the summer.

The club are now managed by former Manchester City and Scotland striker Paul Dickov who became their player-manager on a 12-month rolling deal in June. This is Dichov's first managerial post and he will be keen for a result against the Clarets.

What sort of team will Brian Laws put out? He may well decide to repeat what he did at Bury and effectively give his whole sqaud a run out over the two halves. Laws made nine changes for the start of the second half at Gigg Lane with only Tyrone Mears missing out after picking up a slight hamstring injury.

It will be interesting to see if Mears is back in contention tonight if fit. There are persistent rumours he wants away from Turf Moor to further his Premier League ambitions. Richard Eckersley though was an able deputy at right back on Saturday getting a 68 minute run out and Laws might choose to give him another opportunity.

Clarets fans got the chance at Bury to see our three new summer signings for the first time but it unlikely we will see a fourth in tonight's match unless Laws can sign someone in time. A fourth signing widely expected to be keeper, Fraser Forster on a season-long loan from Newcastle is expected to be on board before the team embark on their Singapore tour this Saturday.

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Date:Monday July 12 2010

Time: 6:48AM

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They don't mean much these games but its still nice to win 'em!!
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12/07/2010 06:53:00

Paterson won't be risked for this game.
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12/07/2010 11:07:00

Achilles tendon tightness by all accounts and Mears too might not be risked. Sounds like Laws will continue in same vein as Bury but maybe give some players nearer 75 minutes of play.
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12/07/2010 13:33:00

Mears out again, that will get the conspiracy theorists out in force!! Rumour on 606 boards about us looking at Tudgay from Wednesday.
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12/07/2010 16:33:00

Line-ups:Burnley: Jensen; Eckersley, Duff, Carlisle, Easton; Marney, Rodriguez, McCann, Elliott, Eagles; Iwelumo. Subs: Penny, Alexander, Fox, Ray-Harvey, McDonald, Edgar, Cort, Thompson, Bikey, Wallace, Fletcher. Oldham: Brill, Lee, Black, Jones, Hazell, McDonald, Millar, Stephens, Abbott, Jones, McGrath. Subs: Brooke, Fleming, Fodor, Highdale, Lomax, Worthington, Furman, Eaves, Jarrett, Alessandra, Oyebanjo.
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12/07/2010 19:30:00

Were playing 4-3-3, Eagles, Iwelumo and J-rod up front, Elliot McCann and Marney in midfield. I like it, very attacking.
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12/07/2010 19:39:00

One nil Oldham, Elliott caught in possession, easy for Oldham.
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12/07/2010 19:40:00

Drat Peter Jones gives Oldham the early lead Oldham 1- Burnley
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12/07/2010 19:41:00

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12/07/2010 19:42:00

Sounds like the Oldham keeper is Brill ;-)
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12/07/2010 19:44:00

Burnley penalty
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12/07/2010 19:47:00

iwelumo shoots keeper makes a great save argh!!!
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12/07/2010 19:48:00

Weve missed a penalty!! No grezza on the pitch!
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12/07/2010 19:50:00

The keeper is definatley brill ;-)
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12/07/2010 19:51:00

Clarets corner, Marney just past the post
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12/07/2010 20:00:00

Sounds like were throwing the kitchen sink at them.
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12/07/2010 20:04:00

Just need to get past their goalie by the sounds of it?
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12/07/2010 20:07:00

Yeah, Thompson on in second half he's got the goal touch.
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12/07/2010 20:08:00

Rodriguez threads the ball to Iwelumo who is clear on goal but a late flag from the linesman sees that chance gone
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12/07/2010 20:13:00

Seem to be creating some chances just need to stick one away.
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12/07/2010 20:17:00

Half-time Oldham 1-0 Burnley, the Oldham keeper seems to be playing a blinder...
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12/07/2010 20:18:00

Maybe we should sign him! Haha!
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12/07/2010 20:26:00

Might not be a bad shout he kept Beresford out at one point, from a quick google ;-)
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12/07/2010 20:31:00

Jensen, Elliott and Rodriguez will all start the second half and they will be joined by Alexander, Fox, McDonald, Edgar, Cort, Thompson, Bikey, and Wallace
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12/07/2010 20:33:00

1,038 Clarets fans from a 2,273 attendance. :-)
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12/07/2010 20:43:00

Oldham on top at the moment, Come on the Clarets!!
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12/07/2010 20:52:00

Brill pulls of another great save to deny Jay Rod...
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12/07/2010 21:00:00

Alex Ray-Harvey and Fletcher replace Elliott and Rodriguez
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12/07/2010 21:05:00

Thompson scores for Burnley, Oldham 1-1 Burnley ;-)
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12/07/2010 21:12:00

At this rate thompson is going to have to start games, he just keeps scoring. Get in!
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12/07/2010 21:13:00

2-1 to Burnley Leon Cort more like it!!!
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12/07/2010 21:14:00

Get in! Needed to score!
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12/07/2010 21:16:00

Full-time Oldham 1-2 Burnley another good run out, Bring on erm Buxton ;-)
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12/07/2010 21:20:00

Full time 2-1. Glad we won sounded like we dominated large parts of the game and the only goal we conceded was from an Elliott mistake.
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12/07/2010 21:21:00


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