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Clarets midfielder McCann in fitness fight
11:57am Thursday 16th August 2012 in Sport
CHRIS McCann is rated 50-50 for Saturday's showdown with Bolton Wanderers, after picking up a minor injury at Port Vale.
The Clarets midfielder went over on his ankle in the Capital One Cup first round win on Tuesday.
Although he saw the game out, McCann will be monitored before manager Eddie Howe picks his starting XI for the derby.
Martin Paterson reported back to Gawthorpe from international duty in good shape, and in goalscoring form after grabbing a late equaliser for Northern Ireland to secure a 3-3 draw with Finland at Windsor Park on Wednesday night.
Keith Treacy had to pull out of the Republic of Ireland squad after suffering a groin strain in pre-season training. Neither he or Marvin Bartley, who is recovering from a stress fracture in his ankle, will be considered for selection this weekend.