Clarets International- 2 No A-Vale!
Another two Burnley players have been called up for International duty and both will now miss Burnley's opening game of the season at Port Vale in the first round of the Capital One Cup. This now means Eddie Howe will be without four of his squad after the earlier announcement that Martin Paterson and Danny Lafferty had both been called up for Northern Ireland duty.
The other two players who will now be unavailable are new signing, Sam Vokes called up by Wales and Keith Treacy selected for the Republic of Ireland squad.
Vokes has been included in a 22-man squad to play Bosnia-Herzegovina in a friendly at Llanelli on Wednesday 15th August. The Capital One Cup opener against Port Vale is played the previous evening. Meanwhile Keith Treacy has been called up by Giovanni Trapattoni and is part of a 23 man Republic of Ireland squad preparing to play Serbia in a friendly in the Red Star Stadium, Belgrade. This match will also be played on Wednesday night next week.
Danny Ings sweating over a knee injury saw a specialist yesterday and could face a long spell out of action. He will certainly miss the Port Vale clash so Eddie Howe will have limited striking options with both Sam Vokes and Martin Paterson now also unavailable due to their international call ups.