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On Owdham Edge...

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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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 12 2010

Time: 6:48AM

Your Comments

They don't mean much these games but its still nice to win 'em!!
turfmanphil
Paterson won't be risked for this game.
8clarets8
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.
turfmanphil
Mears out again, that will get the conspiracy theorists out in force!! Rumour on 606 boards about us looking at Tudgay from Wednesday.
skutter169
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.
8clarets8
Were playing 4-3-3, Eagles, Iwelumo and J-rod up front, Elliot McCann and Marney in midfield. I like it, very attacking.
skutter169
One nil Oldham, Elliott caught in possession, easy for Oldham.
skutter169
Drat Peter Jones gives Oldham the early lead Oldham 1- Burnley
8clarets8
1-0*
8clarets8
Sounds like the Oldham keeper is Brill ;-)
8clarets8
Burnley penalty
8clarets8
iwelumo shoots keeper makes a great save argh!!!
8clarets8
Weve missed a penalty!! No grezza on the pitch!
skutter169
The keeper is definatley brill ;-)
skutter169
Clarets corner, Marney just past the post
8clarets8
Sounds like were throwing the kitchen sink at them.
skutter169
Just need to get past their goalie by the sounds of it?
8clarets8
Yeah, Thompson on in second half he's got the goal touch.
skutter169
Rodriguez threads the ball to Iwelumo who is clear on goal but a late flag from the linesman sees that chance gone
8clarets8
Seem to be creating some chances just need to stick one away.
skutter169
Half-time Oldham 1-0 Burnley, the Oldham keeper seems to be playing a blinder...
8clarets8
Maybe we should sign him! Haha!
skutter169
Might not be a bad shout he kept Beresford out at one point, from a quick google ;-)
8clarets8
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
8clarets8
1,038 Clarets fans from a 2,273 attendance. :-)
8clarets8
Oldham on top at the moment, Come on the Clarets!!
8clarets8
Brill pulls of another great save to deny Jay Rod...
8clarets8
Alex Ray-Harvey and Fletcher replace Elliott and Rodriguez
8clarets8
Thompson scores for Burnley, Oldham 1-1 Burnley ;-)
8clarets8
At this rate thompson is going to have to start games, he just keeps scoring. Get in!
skutter169
2-1 to Burnley Leon Cort more like it!!!
8clarets8
Get in! Needed to score!
skutter169
Full-time Oldham 1-2 Burnley another good run out, Bring on erm Buxton ;-)
8clarets8
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.
skutter169
 

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