Scunthorpe v Burnley preview

Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Scunthorpe and Burnley at Glanford Park (kick-off 5.20pm)

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Duffy: Signed from Morecambe

Duffy: Signed from Morecambe

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Winger Mark Duffy should go straight into the Scunthorpe squad after joining the club from Morecambe this week.

The former Liverpool trainee, 25, has penned a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Iron boss Ian Baraclough has already signed centre-back Paul Reid from Colchester for a reported fee of £100,000, and he will make his home debut on Saturday.

However, midfielder Michael O'Connor remains sidelined with a knee injury and forward Garry Thompson will also miss out with a groin problem.

Skipper Cliff Byrne has missed the last two games with a back injury and will be missing and centre-back Rob Jones is still absent with a nerve-related injury.

Niall Canavan is also out with a knee problem but David Mirfin could be available after injury.

New Burnley boss Eddie Howe has a near full-strength squad available.

Northern Ireland striker Martin Paterson looks set to remain absent with a thigh problem and midfielder Chris McCann is still recovering from a long-term knee injury.

But Howe has no other major worries as the Clarets bid to kickstart his reign with a victory at Glanford Park.

Howe, 33, was unveiled as successor to Brian Laws on a three-and-a-half-year deal on Monday after a hugely successful spell at Bournemouth.

Howe led the Cherries from the depths of League Two to League One promotion contenders and chairman Barry Kilby hopes his youthful vibrancy will have a similar effect on Burnley.

"Obviously it's a brave new world and we have particularly gone for a new generation coming in and taking the reins," said Kilby.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
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Watford v Bournemth  
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Brighton v Blackpool  
Derby v Cardiff  
Fulham v Blackburn  
Leeds v Huddersfld  
M'boro v Brentford  
Millwall v N Forest  
Norwich v Birmingham  
Rotherham v Charlton  
Sheff Wed v Reading  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 N Forest 7 10 17
2 Norwich 7 10 16
3 Watford 7 7 15
4 Wolves 7 4 14
5 Charlton 7 3 13
6 Reading 7 1 13
7 Derby 7 5 12
8 Sheff Wed 7 3 12
9 M'boro 7 2 12
10 Ipswich 7 3 11
11 Brentford 7 0 11
12 Millwall 7 0 10
13 Blackburn 7 -1 10
14 Leeds 7 -3 10
15 Bournemth 7 1 8
16 Wigan 7 1 8
17 Cardiff 7 -1 8
18 Brighton 7 -2 7
19 Rotherham 7 -4 7
20 Birmingham 7 -7 6
21 Bolton 7 -5 5
22 Huddersfld 7 -8 5
23 Blackpool 7 -7 1
24 Fulham 7 -12 1

Updated Thu, 18 Sep 2014

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