Date:Tuesday October 2 2007
2nd October 2007
Burnley FC face Ipswich Town at Turf Moor tonight.The Clarets, currently in 7th place, five points behind the leaders will be hoping for three points against the Suffolk team in order to maintain their play-offs challenge.
This will the Clarets second home match in four days and they will be hoping to have a more convincing game than they did against Crystal Palace where they could only secure a disappointing 1-1 draw.
The gaffer will probably name a similar sixteen to those selected to play in the last match but without Michael Duff. The Northern Ireland International defender hobbled off the pitch on Saturday with a knee problem and all Clarets fans are awaiting news of the injury. It doesnt sound too hopeful and he could be out for sometime. Graham Alexander is the most likely player to take his place with Carlisle, Caldwell and Jordan joining him in the back four. The gaffer however might juggle the pack and find a role for Unsworth. Midfielder,Chris McCann is also still expected to be out with injury and looks likely to remain sidelined for another couple of weeks with his hamstring problem. This could mean Spicer starts as his replacement in midfield with the team looking similar to the side last Saturday after Duff left the pitch.
The front pair of Gray and Blake look likely to start again in 4-4-2 supported by Lafferty and Elliott on the wings.
The bench is likely to be selected from Jensen, Akinbiyi, Gudjonsson, Harley, James O'Connor,Jones and Unsworth.
Ipswich are currently in 15th place on 10 points with also a game in hand over most of the other clubs but they lost their last match away to Hull last Saturday and have a pretty woeful away form this season so lets hope that continues!
All Clarets will be praying that there is no Suffolk Punch tonight and that their Tractors run out of fuel!
'We play good football in patches at the moment and it will be like that until we get settled.
'When we just feel we are becoming more settled, something comes along and knocks another leg off the chair, so we have to deal with that in the best way we can.
'We've got a good game (tonight) against a good Ipswich side, who even away from home will try and have as much of the ball as what we have.
'They are all difficult games and we just have to make sure we start the game brighter than we did on Saturday.
'If we do that and we go and get our noses in front, we know then how difficult it is to come back into the game.'
Michael Duff and Chris McCann are out injured but everybody else apart from Berisha should be available for selection if required.
He has been awesome in recent matches and if he continues this form expect some goals and assists tonight
Jim Magilton looks set to make changes after his team's 3-1 defeat against Hull at the weekend.
David Wright is likely to replace Alex Bruce in defence, with Danny Haynes coming in for ex-Claret, Alan Lee.
Gavin Williams and Richard Naylor however are still out injured.
The Vital Ipswich site believe we have to watch out for midfielder, Owen Garvan
Last season back in November 2006, we won 1-0 at Turf Moor with Chris McCann getting the all important goal
Cardiff away on Saturday 6th October @ 3pm KO
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Date:Tuesday October 2 2007
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