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Baird comes into Turf Moor as Trippier is sidelined

Lancashire Telegraph: Kieran Trippier Kieran Trippier

BURNLEY have signed Chris Baird on a short-term deal to the end of the season, after being dealt a double injury blow with Kieran Trippier set to join striker Danny Ings for a spell on the sidelines.

The right back was initially thought to be ‘touch and go’ for tomorrow’s game at Charlton, but further investigations have shown the hamstring injury he picked up against Leeds will take longer to heal.

The minor muscle tear is expected to require two weeks’ recovery, making Trippier doubtful for the visit of leaders Leicester next weekend. Ings is in a similar position, although the specialists the 21-year-old saw this week are encouraged by the healing process and are expecting a straightforward recovery, although manager Sean Dyche has been reluctant to put a time frame on it.

Former Fulham defender Baird is now set to go straight into the side at The Valley tomorrow in Trippier’s absence.

Although the 32-year-old free agent has been without a club since January he has been training with Reading, who he signed for in September.

“I’d have no qualms about throwing him in,” said Dyche of Baird.

“He’s a very experienced player and that can be very useful in any given occasion. We’ve checked him out and if he’s feeling fit and well and he's right then we’d use him accordingly.

“He’s obviously very experienced and can cover three or four slots, and in a small squad like ours players like him are ones we’d be thinking about.

“He’s played at right back, with a young Sean Dyche, when he was coming through at Watford.

“He can play midfield and centre half, and he’s played a lot of games at the top level of course.”

Northern Ireland international Baird said he would be ready to answer Dyche’s call if it came.

“I’ve been doing a lot of training at Reading to keep myself fit,” he said. “I’m fully aware of the situation at the right back area, it’s up to the manager if he wants me to play but if he does I’m ready.

“I don’t mind where I play as long as I’m getting some games. I think that’s the most important thing,” said Baird.

“The manager really wanted me here and I wanted to come to try and help the team finish the season as strong as possible.”

With three games in a week, Dyche said he would continue to look to the loan market for attacking reinforcements before Thursday’s deadline.

“We’ve never not been looking at loan options it’s just the reality of aligning the right person at the right time on the right wages, and the player’s club wanting to come and the player wanting to come,” he said.

“It’s been fair to say that one of the hardhships of loans is that people usually look to play, and in our case the team’s looked so strong and been going very well that players might look at it and think ‘I’d kind of fancy a loan but am I really going to play when the team keep winning’.

“Some of it’s down to the player and his thoughts on possibly coming in as well and his thoughts on what we’re trying to achieve as a group.”

He added: “We know the realities of a small squad, we know there’s a time when you have to be flexible in your thinking with the players you’ve got and we also know there’s a time when there’s a rub of the green that goes the wrong way, an injury or suspension.

“We’ve tried to plan accordingly for that and they’re are challenges that face us again.”

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12:53pm Fri 21 Mar 14

no ney never says...

So here it is, the answer to the question about how we would cope if we were to get a couple of injuries to our small squad. Simple. The great Sean Dyche will manage the situation. Barnes and Baird for Burnley.
☆VDT☆
So here it is, the answer to the question about how we would cope if we were to get a couple of injuries to our small squad. Simple. The great Sean Dyche will manage the situation. Barnes and Baird for Burnley. ☆VDT☆ no ney never
  • Score: 7

1:55pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Ewoodlegend says...

heheheheheheheh 2 of your key men out......what shall we do......get an OAP haha.

Crumble, crumble
heheheheheheheh 2 of your key men out......what shall we do......get an OAP haha. Crumble, crumble Ewoodlegend
  • Score: -8

2:15pm Fri 21 Mar 14

GeoRam says...

Ewoodlegend wrote:
heheheheheheheh 2 of your key men out......what shall we do......get an OAP haha.

Crumble, crumble
Pipe down. Prem league quality, 32 is not old, a solid replacement with bags of experience and undoubtably the right attitude and ethic or Sean wouldn't have signed him.

Better than the no hopers your lot have signed recently, seems BRFC prerequisite for signings is that they are breathing.

They're not out for long, so don't get overexcited.

2-1, 5 years, suck it up.
[quote][p][bold]Ewoodlegend[/bold] wrote: heheheheheheheh 2 of your key men out......what shall we do......get an OAP haha. Crumble, crumble[/p][/quote]Pipe down. Prem league quality, 32 is not old, a solid replacement with bags of experience and undoubtably the right attitude and ethic or Sean wouldn't have signed him. Better than the no hopers your lot have signed recently, seems BRFC prerequisite for signings is that they are breathing. They're not out for long, so don't get overexcited. 2-1, 5 years, suck it up. GeoRam
  • Score: 5

2:33pm Fri 21 Mar 14

u owe u owe says...

What a difference a few months make:
Oct 2013
A Rover 45 years and over
says...
Ewoodlegend wrote:
Ed can you sort this out? I'm sick of
trying to read sensible comments only to
find Burnely fans causing debates. And
rovers fans please stop responding, if you
do this they will soon go away.

These guys are attention seeking loners who will
have no friends and no one to talk to. If they have
the attitude in real life that they show on here
everyone will keep away from them. The only
chance they have of being noticed in life is for them
to come on here and clog the pages up with garbage
in order to provoke a response and get some
attention from the guys who are daft enough to
reply to them. Blackburn supporters should ignore
them completey. Otherwise they should be banned.
What a difference a few months make: Oct 2013 A Rover 45 years and over says... Ewoodlegend wrote: Ed can you sort this out? I'm sick of trying to read sensible comments only to find Burnely fans causing debates. And rovers fans please stop responding, if you do this they will soon go away. These guys are attention seeking loners who will have no friends and no one to talk to. If they have the attitude in real life that they show on here everyone will keep away from them. The only chance they have of being noticed in life is for them to come on here and clog the pages up with garbage in order to provoke a response and get some attention from the guys who are daft enough to reply to them. Blackburn supporters should ignore them completey. Otherwise they should be banned. u owe u owe
  • Score: 4

2:38pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Dinglebasher says...

u owe u owe wrote:
What a difference a few months make:
Oct 2013
A Rover 45 years and over
says...
Ewoodlegend wrote:
Ed can you sort this out? I'm sick of
trying to read sensible comments only to
find Burnely fans causing debates. And
rovers fans please stop responding, if you
do this they will soon go away.

These guys are attention seeking loners who will
have no friends and no one to talk to. If they have
the attitude in real life that they show on here
everyone will keep away from them. The only
chance they have of being noticed in life is for them
to come on here and clog the pages up with garbage
in order to provoke a response and get some
attention from the guys who are daft enough to
reply to them. Blackburn supporters should ignore
them completey. Otherwise they should be banned.
Yeh and dont forget six fingers !!!!
[quote][p][bold]u owe u owe[/bold] wrote: What a difference a few months make: Oct 2013 A Rover 45 years and over says... Ewoodlegend wrote: Ed can you sort this out? I'm sick of trying to read sensible comments only to find Burnely fans causing debates. And rovers fans please stop responding, if you do this they will soon go away. These guys are attention seeking loners who will have no friends and no one to talk to. If they have the attitude in real life that they show on here everyone will keep away from them. The only chance they have of being noticed in life is for them to come on here and clog the pages up with garbage in order to provoke a response and get some attention from the guys who are daft enough to reply to them. Blackburn supporters should ignore them completey. Otherwise they should be banned.[/p][/quote]Yeh and dont forget six fingers !!!! Dinglebasher
  • Score: -7

3:00pm Fri 21 Mar 14

McClaret says...

Anyone noticed that Best is playing well at Wednesday, Rochina doing well in Spain etc etc, why is it that no one wants to try when they play for the half shirts?
Baird is a great cover signing and Ings and Trips back in a few games refreshed and ready for the run in. A draw tomorrow and win on Tuesday would do me fine. Would keep us at least 8 ahead with only 8 left.
UTC
Anyone noticed that Best is playing well at Wednesday, Rochina doing well in Spain etc etc, why is it that no one wants to try when they play for the half shirts? Baird is a great cover signing and Ings and Trips back in a few games refreshed and ready for the run in. A draw tomorrow and win on Tuesday would do me fine. Would keep us at least 8 ahead with only 8 left. UTC McClaret
  • Score: 5

3:36pm Fri 21 Mar 14

u owe u owe says...

A Fools Folly.

Ewood: a costly ornamental building with no practical
purpose.

Woevers supporter: someone who enjoys spending their money on a giant waste of time.
A Fools Folly. Ewood: a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose. Woevers supporter: someone who enjoys spending their money on a giant waste of time. u owe u owe
  • Score: 4

7:32pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Dingle Dangle says...

Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends
Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends Dingle Dangle
  • Score: -9

8:50pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends
Shouldn't you be licking the toilet bowl clean you ponce?
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends[/p][/quote]Shouldn't you be licking the toilet bowl clean you ponce? Steven Seagull
  • Score: 8

1:37am Sat 22 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends
Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley

pop
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley pop Super_Clarets
  • Score: 4

8:21am Sat 22 Mar 14

RobH2O says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends
So another prediction from the flaccid organ from Liverpool. You ballsed-up the first 35 game stretch when it came to predictions. Past performance is a great guide to future performance. Lets all laugh at silly weeny little DD.
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends[/p][/quote]So another prediction from the flaccid organ from Liverpool. You ballsed-up the first 35 game stretch when it came to predictions. Past performance is a great guide to future performance. Lets all laugh at silly weeny little DD. RobH2O
  • Score: 4

11:37pm Sat 22 Mar 14

stevieclaret says...

Dingle Dangle wrote:
Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends
How silly do u sound u complete muppet...
[quote][p][bold]Dingle Dangle[/bold] wrote: Ings gone trippier gone promotion going. Pop pop pop as predicted my hairy palmed friends[/p][/quote]How silly do u sound u complete muppet... stevieclaret
  • Score: 0

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