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Burnley vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Turf Moor

14th February 2006


Wolves at the Turf!-by TMP

Well lets hope if this is going to be a St Valentine's Massacre, it will be the Wolves wimpering at the end of this match! Our team has been less than impressive recently and the luck again appears to have deserted us with dodgy penalties and sending-offs. Can we return to form this Valentine's night and get those vital three points?

Vital Quotes:

Burnley manager Steve Cotterill is hoping his team can complete a Championship double over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday evening and says:

'It's okay having a game on a Tuesday after you've been beaten, but it's only good for getting it out of the system if you can win,' he said.

'We were disappointed on Saturday because we were comfortable and it was only long range shots from them really.'

The two sides are closely placed in the Championship table too, with Wolves just one point above Burnley in the chase for the top six.

'I know if we beat them, we'll go above them and if a couple of other results go our way, we could be eighth in the table,' added Cotterill.

'It would be very good if we could do the double over them and we'll be very determined to do that.

'I was proud of the lads there, because when you look at what we have available to us and what Wolves have available to them, then it's a testament to our lads that we're on the same playing field.

'But we are, we have been and we will be on Tuesday night.'

'We're a little bit light at the moment but that's a problem we'll deal with and it's no different to what we've had all season,' explained Cotterill.

'We're not going to be panicking going into the game because we're a bit light on defenders though, because we've been light on defenders all season.'

'We're good when the crowd are behind us and hopefully they will be on Tuesday,' he added.

'They know we've got to challenge and when they've got to challenge and they help the players.

'I think the crowd understand where we are and where our standing is and what we're trying to do.

'We need that, whether we're 11th in the league, 23rd in the league or top of the league.

'The boys will need the full backing out on that pitch.'

[Thanks to the Burnley FC Official Site for these quotes]

Burnley Team News:

What will the defence look like with both Sinclair and Thomas suspended? Could this be critical to our success or not tonight? Will we play 4:5:1 or 4:4:2 with Gifton&Michael up front?

Player to watch: Michael Ricketts

Man of the moment and appears to have found the knack of scoring after coming on loan from Leeds

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News:

Wolves themselves have not been playing too well with less than creditable perfomances against Leicester & Crewe not to mention the impressive cup exit against Manchester United!

Seol has come under criticism by the Wolves fans and he may return to the bench with the Hungarian International, Denes Rosa being given his second game in midfield. Thomasz Frankowski is still looking for his first goal whilst Mark Davies, Gabor Gyepes and Colin Cameron have also been struggling according to one Wolves website

Player to watch: Jeremie Aliadiere

The on loan striker from Arsenal may get his first game in a Wolves shirt tonight

Match Facts & Stats

Ref Watch:

Clive Oliver

Match Prediction:

A win of course would be ideal but this is not going to be an easy game after recent performances and it all depends on how our weakened defence copes. A draw is most likely 1-1 !

Next Fixtures:

The next match will be at the new Ricoh stadium, home of Coventry City and will be played on Saturday 25th February

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Date:Tuesday February 14 2006

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