BURNLEY have resisted requests from the authorities to move the kick-off time of their home match against Leeds United on Saturday, March 15.

The game will start at 3pm as planned after the Clarets opted not to switch the kick-off time of the Championship match to lunchtime.

A club statement said: “Burnley Football Club has been advised by various authorities to move the high profile match against Leeds United at Turf Moor forward to lunchtime.

“The club has considered this advice, but has opted to retain the original kick-off time.

“The game will take place, as planned, at 3pm on Saturday, March 15, 2014.”

Clarets chief executive Lee Hoos, said “We appreciate and understand the concerns of the authorities.

“However we view this match as a great opportunity for the fans of both clubs to show that 3pm kick-offs of high profile matches are perfectly manageable.

“The majority of fans simply want to come and enjoy a game of football and I am sure they will be encouraging their fellow supporters to confine themselves to doing just that.”