Monday night team news: Clarets sweating on Ings

Lancashire Telegraph: Monday night team news: Clarets sweating on Ings Monday night team news: Clarets sweating on Ings

England Under-21 international Danny Ings is a serious doubt for Burnley's home clash with Watford.

The striker has scored 17 goals already for club and country but picked up an ankle knock in the defeat to Huddersfield on Saturday.

That loss, only the Clarets' second of the Sky Bet Championship campaign, saw them usurped by Leicester at the summit and came at a further cost with Michael Duff's late dismissal meaning he now serves a one-game ban.

Boss Sean Dyche is unlikely to risk midfielder Dean Marney (thigh) against his former club while winger Ross Wallace (knee) is still out.

Josh McEachran, Manuel Almunia and Gabriele Angella, meanwhile, remain doubts for out-of-sorts Watford's trip to high-flying Burnley.

On-loan midfielder McEachran, goalkeeper Almunia (both illness) and defender Angella (thigh) all missed Saturday's 3-0 home defeat to Yeovil.

Lloyd Doyley (hamstring), Essaid Belkalem (ankle), Ikechi Anya (calf) and Tommie Hoban (ankle) all continue to miss out, while the game also comes too soon for Almen Abdi as he bids to make his return from a long-term foot injury.

The pressure is certainly mounting on manager Gianfranco Zola following six games without a win and former Hornets boss Sean Dyche could inflict more misery as his Burnley side look to overcome a four-match league stumble of their own.

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9:41pm Mon 2 Dec 13

masher50 says...

A test of the squad's character - no Ings, Marney, Wallace or Duff. Even though Watford are dropping off the pace, and have their own injury problems, a result tomorrow will be a real moral booster.

Maybe a chance for Ryan Noble to make a mark.
A test of the squad's character - no Ings, Marney, Wallace or Duff. Even though Watford are dropping off the pace, and have their own injury problems, a result tomorrow will be a real moral booster. Maybe a chance for Ryan Noble to make a mark. masher50

11:25pm Mon 2 Dec 13

owd nick says...

Well, sweating on him isn't going to do the poor lad any good, they should give him some air.... he hasn't met Tom Daly has he?
Well, sweating on him isn't going to do the poor lad any good, they should give him some air.... he hasn't met Tom Daly has he? owd nick

9:24am Tue 3 Dec 13

Dublin Claret says...

How about Edgar in for Duff, move Arfield in beside Jones, Treacy and Stan on the flanks, with Kights playing off Sam.
How about Edgar in for Duff, move Arfield in beside Jones, Treacy and Stan on the flanks, with Kights playing off Sam. Dublin Claret

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