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TEAM NEWS: Burnley v Bolton
2:55pm Saturday 18th August 2012 in npower Championship table
CHARLIE Austin will lead the line against Bolton Wanderers on the opening day of the Championship season this afternoon.
The striker is already off and running after scoring in the 3-1 Capital One Cup win at Port Vale on Tuesday.
He will be assisted up front by Martin Paterson, fresh from his equalising goal for Northern Ireland in the friendly against Finland on Wednesday.
New captain Jason Shackell makes his home debut, along with summer signing Joseph Mills.
Mills has been denied an immediate head-to-head with brother Matt, as the Bolton defender is named on Wanderers' bench.
Ex-Claret Tyrone Mears starts at right back for the visitors, while former Burnley favourite Chris Eagles is named on the bench.
Chris McCann starts for Burnley after recovering from a minor ankle injury he suffered at Port Vale.
Before kick-off the Turf Moor crowd welcomed three of the areas Olympians – sprint kayaker Jon Schofield, who won bronze, hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon, who set a new British record, and cyclist Steven Burke, who won gold in the team pursuit event.
BURNLEY: Lee Grant; Kieran Trippier, David Edgar, Jason Shackell, Joseph Mills; Ross Wallace, Dean Marney, Chris McCann, Junior Stanislas; Martin Paterson; Charlie Austin.
Subs: Brian Jensen, Sam Vokes, Marvin Bartley, Brian Stock, Alex MacDonald, Ben Mee, Michael Duff.
BOLTON WANDERERS: Adam Bogdan, Tyrone Mears, Tim Ream, Keith Andrews, Martin Petrov, Zat Knight, Kevin Davies, Mark Davies, Sam Ricketts, Marvin Sordell, Chung Yong Lee.
Subs: Marcos Alonso, Matt Mills, Chris Eagles, Gregg Eylde, Benik Afobe, Darren Pratley, Andy Lonergan.