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Austin ruled out for Clarets

CHARLIE Austin is not expected to be fit to face Crystal Palace tomorrow.

The Clarets’ 23-goal top scorer has been sidelined since limping out of the home defeat to Leicester City with a hamstring injury three games ago.

Martin Paterson is also doubtful after sustaining a similar injury in the New Year’s Day win at Sheffield Wednesday, while Ben Mee is still recovering from knee ligament damage.

But Chris McCann could return, after also struggling with a hamstring problem.

“Charlie and Pato are touch and go, but probably not,” said Burnley boss Sean Dyche.

“Chris McCann has a very good chance after training (yesterday) so we're hoping there's no reaction to that.

“Ben Mee won't be there.

“We've had a tough 10 days of knocks and niggles.

“We've left them with the physios and brought them into the group later on to monitor them.

“With Dean Marney last week we decided he was fit after he came into the group on Thursday and Friday.”

Dyche feels, however, they have coped fairly well with the absences.

“We've had good results over Christmas still with a couple of ins and outs and changes,” he said.

“Barnsley was a different affair because it was slightly taken out of our hands, but there have been some good performances from the people who have come into the team.

“Yet again they've put themselves in our thoughts and it's important they do that.

“There are more people fighting for places, it's really important we get that.”

Burnley are not yet set to make a move in the January transfer market, but are believed to be monitoring Reading striker Simon Church, who is the subject of a £250,000 bid from Millwall.

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10:25am Fri 11 Jan 13

steralc says...

Simon church would be a good piece of business .
Reckon there are plenty of goals in this lad
Simon church would be a good piece of business . Reckon there are plenty of goals in this lad steralc
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10:55am Fri 11 Jan 13

George.White.Bread says...

steralc wrote:
Simon church would be a good piece of business .
Reckon there are plenty of goals in this lad
Dunno about that, my mate is a Huddersfield fan and says he's been absolutely shocking in the few months he's been there, despite quite a decent run in the team due to Vaughan and Beckford's injuries.
[quote][p][bold]steralc[/bold] wrote: Simon church would be a good piece of business . Reckon there are plenty of goals in this lad[/p][/quote]Dunno about that, my mate is a Huddersfield fan and says he's been absolutely shocking in the few months he's been there, despite quite a decent run in the team due to Vaughan and Beckford's injuries. George.White.Bread
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11:51am Fri 11 Jan 13

swearengen says...

So that's Burnley nil again tomorrow then.
So that's Burnley nil again tomorrow then. swearengen
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2:48pm Fri 11 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

Austins bags are already packed and stand behind his front door ready to do a runner from your little club. Bye Charlie, the Hutterites was not the clan you belonged to.
Austins bags are already packed and stand behind his front door ready to do a runner from your little club. Bye Charlie, the Hutterites was not the clan you belonged to. 8 Ball Deluxe
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3:11pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Blackburn fans love horses says...

8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
Austins bags are already packed and stand behind his front door ready to do a runner from your little club. Bye Charlie, the Hutterites was not the clan you belonged to.
You can relax your obvious obsession over Charlie Austin - he's not going anywhere. So try if you can to concentrate on your own laughing stock of a team my deluded gummy, inbred, carrot-crunching, banjo-strumming horse-pleasuring, straw-sucking facecombing ugly friend.
[quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: Austins bags are already packed and stand behind his front door ready to do a runner from your little club. Bye Charlie, the Hutterites was not the clan you belonged to.[/p][/quote]You can relax your obvious obsession over Charlie Austin - he's not going anywhere. So try if you can to concentrate on your own laughing stock of a team my deluded gummy, inbred, carrot-crunching, banjo-strumming horse-pleasuring, straw-sucking facecombing ugly friend. Blackburn fans love horses
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3:46pm Fri 11 Jan 13

claret pheonix says...

Blackburn fans love horses wrote:
8 Ball Deluxe wrote: Austins bags are already packed and stand behind his front door ready to do a runner from your little club. Bye Charlie, the Hutterites was not the clan you belonged to.
You can relax your obvious obsession over Charlie Austin - he's not going anywhere. So try if you can to concentrate on your own laughing stock of a team my deluded gummy, inbred, carrot-crunching, banjo-strumming horse-pleasuring, straw-sucking facecombing ugly friend.
Nice one B.F.L.H couldn't have put it better myself.
[quote][p][bold]Blackburn fans love horses[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: Austins bags are already packed and stand behind his front door ready to do a runner from your little club. Bye Charlie, the Hutterites was not the clan you belonged to.[/p][/quote]You can relax your obvious obsession over Charlie Austin - he's not going anywhere. So try if you can to concentrate on your own laughing stock of a team my deluded gummy, inbred, carrot-crunching, banjo-strumming horse-pleasuring, straw-sucking facecombing ugly friend.[/p][/quote]Nice one B.F.L.H couldn't have put it better myself. claret pheonix
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3:55pm Fri 11 Jan 13

8 Ball Deluxe says...

Blackburn fans love horses wrote:
8 Ball Deluxe wrote:
Austins bags are already packed and stand behind his front door ready to do a runner from your little club. Bye Charlie, the Hutterites was not the clan you belonged to.
You can relax your obvious obsession over Charlie Austin - he's not going anywhere. So try if you can to concentrate on your own laughing stock of a team my deluded gummy, inbred, carrot-crunching, banjo-strumming horse-pleasuring, straw-sucking facecombing ugly friend.
They don't like it upem do they mister mannering?
Its nice to have a bit of banter my tootthless, tattooed, well oiled pig wrestling, mutated DNA, pond dwelling, lung fish friend.
Have you purchased the Turd yet? or has the £10.50 and a packet of pork scratchings not been raised yet?
Mr Austin will move like Usain Bolt when someone triggers his 2 million buy out clause, waving goodbye to all you Hutterites
[quote][p][bold]Blackburn fans love horses[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]8 Ball Deluxe[/bold] wrote: Austins bags are already packed and stand behind his front door ready to do a runner from your little club. Bye Charlie, the Hutterites was not the clan you belonged to.[/p][/quote]You can relax your obvious obsession over Charlie Austin - he's not going anywhere. So try if you can to concentrate on your own laughing stock of a team my deluded gummy, inbred, carrot-crunching, banjo-strumming horse-pleasuring, straw-sucking facecombing ugly friend.[/p][/quote]They don't like it upem do they mister mannering? Its nice to have a bit of banter my tootthless, tattooed, well oiled pig wrestling, mutated DNA, pond dwelling, lung fish friend. Have you purchased the Turd yet? or has the £10.50 and a packet of pork scratchings not been raised yet? Mr Austin will move like Usain Bolt when someone triggers his 2 million buy out clause, waving goodbye to all you Hutterites 8 Ball Deluxe
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