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, 30 August 2014
12:15
Sheff Wed v N Forest  
15:00
Brighton v Charlton  
Derby v Ipswich  
Fulham v Cardiff  
Leeds v Bolton  
M'boro v Reading  
Millwall v Blackpool  
Norwich v Bournemth  
Rotherham v Brentford  
Watford v Huddersfld  

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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