KEITH Treacy starts his first league game for Burnley since February, as the Clarets host Leicester City in their final game of 2012.

The Dubliner comes into the side in place of Martin Paterson.

Charlie Austin was a fitness doubt before the visit of the Foxes but passed a fitness check this morning to keep his place in the side.

The 23-goal top scorer, who missed the previous meeting with Leicester this season through injury, limped out of the Boxing Day game against Derby with a tight hamstring.

A hat-trick for Austin today would equal Jimmy Robson's record of 26 goals from the start of the season to the end of the calendar year.

Clarets fan Matty James keeps his place in the Leicester line-up.

BURNLEY: Lee Grant; Kieran Trippier, Michael Duff, Jason Shackell, Danny Lafferty; Dean Marney, Chris McCann; Ross Wallace, Danny Ings, Keith Treacy; Charlie Austin.

Subs: Brian Jensen, Sam Vokes, Brian Stock, Marvin Bartley, Luke O'Neill, Martin Paterson, David Edgar.

LEICESTER CITY: Kasper Schmeicel, Ritchie De Laet, Paul Konchesky, Danny Drinkwater, Wes Morgan, Ben Marshall, Lloyd Dyer, Matty James, Liam Moore, Anthony Knockaert, David Nugent.

Subs: Andy King, Conrad Logan, Martyn Waghorn, Michael Keane, Paul Gallagher, Jeff Schlupp, Marko Futacs.