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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
Date:Monday July 12 2010
Time: 6:48AM

Comments

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They don't mean much these games but its still nice to win 'em!!
turfmanphil
12/07/2010 06:53:00
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Paterson won't be risked for this game.
8clarets8
12/07/2010 11:07:00
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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
12/07/2010 13:33:00
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Mears out again, that will get the conspiracy theorists out in force!! Rumour on 606 boards about us looking at Tudgay from Wednesday.
skutter169
12/07/2010 16:33:00
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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
12/07/2010 19:30:00
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Were playing 4-3-3, Eagles, Iwelumo and J-rod up front, Elliot McCann and Marney in midfield. I like it, very attacking.
skutter169
12/07/2010 19:39:00
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One nil Oldham, Elliott caught in possession, easy for Oldham.
skutter169
12/07/2010 19:40:00
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Drat Peter Jones gives Oldham the early lead Oldham 1- Burnley
8clarets8
12/07/2010 19:41:00
0
1-0*
8clarets8
12/07/2010 19:42:00
0
Sounds like the Oldham keeper is Brill ;-)
8clarets8
12/07/2010 19:44:00
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