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Burnley Preview - Away, Nov 13th

Burnley Preview - Away, Nov 13th

Watford's slide down the table has begun and the Hornet's can no longer rely on their away form to continue picking up points as they head to Burnley on Saturday.

Defeat at Palace on Saturday followed defeats at Portsmouth and Derby in the previous weeks. Burnley however are at the other end of the Championship table chasing promotion back to the Premier League under Brian Laws.

The Claret's have slipped up themselves recently with three draws and two defeats, one of which coming in the cup.

Burnley Team News: Centre back Andre Bikey is recovering from bruised ribs so may only be fit for the bench. Left-back Danny Fox is out after being stretchered off against Doncaster, meaning fellow Scot Brian Easton may feature.,

Up top former Scunthorpe forward Martin Paterson is doubtful meaning top scorer Chris Iwelumno would partner local lad Jay Rodriguez.

Burnley XI Vs. Doncaster Rovers: Grant; Mears, Duff, Carlisle, Fox; Elliott, Marney, Cork, Eagles; Rodriguez and Paterson.

Key Player - Chris Iwelumno: The powerful forward signed for the Clarets in the Summer from Wolves where he had fallen out of favour with the Premier League after helping them gain promotion the previous season. A goal on his debut set the big Scottish international rolling and he has continued impressively since. Has had spells in Scotland and Germany as well as the Football League.

Recent Home Form: Burnley 0-4 Reading, Burnley 3-0 Barnsley and Burnley 4-0 Hull City.

Head2Head Form: (2007/08) Watford 1-2 Burnley, Burnley 2-2 Watford (2008/09) Burnley 3-2 Watford and Watford 3-0 Burnley.

Ex-Hornets: Chris Eagles enjoyed two loan spell at the Vic' whilst with Manchester United before joining current club Burnley for £1.7m. Centre-back Clarke Carlisle spent two seasons with the Hornet's helping us to promotion in 2005/06 before injury blighted the remainder of his stay leading to a move to Lancashire.

Watford Team News: Don Cowie is still a couple of weeks away from resuming training so the debate continues as to who will start down the right. After a couple of ineffectual performances Michael Bryan was replaced by Matty Whichelow against Crystal Palace on Tuesday. Will Buckley is another option with Stephen McGinn taking his place down the left of midfield of late.

Likely Watford XI: Loach; Doyley, Mariappa, M.Taylor, A.Taylor; Eustace (c); Whichelow, Mutch, McGinn; Deeney and Graham.

Recent Away Form: Portsmouth 3-2 Watford, Derby County 4-1 Watford and Crystal Palace 3-2 Watford.




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Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Thursday November 11 2010
Time: 11:17AM

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