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Team news for Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Burnley and Norwich at Turf Moor.

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Bartley: Poised for Clarets debut

Bartley: Poised for Clarets debut

Burnley boss Eddie Howe could hand a debut to new signing Marvin Bartley in the game.

The 24-year-old midfielder this week signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Championship club after leaving Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee.

However, striker Martin Paterson looks set for a spell on the sidelines after he pulled up with a recurrence of a thigh strain during Tuesday's defeat at Doncaster.

New signing Charlie Austin made his debut in the 1-0 reverse at the Keepmoat Stadium and now looks set to be handed his home bow.

Midfielder Chris McCann (knee) remains a long-term absentee but the Clarets have no other major concerns as they bid to reignite their promotion challenge.

Norwich defender Adam Drury will return to the squad.

The experienced left-back missed the win over Millwall in midweek with a thigh injury and was also hampered by a cold.

But he has recovered from both ailments and should take his place in Paul Lambert's starting XI ahead of Marc Tierney.

Midfielder Andrew Surman remains out with his long-term knee problem but could make his return for the reserves next week.

Centre-back Elliott Ward is now fit after a calf problem and scored against Millwall.

Lambert has no other injury concerns as he looks to continue the Canaries' fine run of form which has seen them lose just once in 15 games.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn  
17:15
Leeds v N Forest
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
20:00
Bolton v Leicester  
Reading v Middlesbro'  
Friday, 25 April 2014
19:45
Brighton v Yeovil  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:15
Burnley v Ipswich  
15:00
Birmingham v Leeds  
Bournemth v N Forest  
Charlton v Blackburn  
Derby v Watford  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 44 34 89
3 Derby 44 30 81
4 QPR 44 15 76
5 Wigan 43 15 70
6 Brighton 44 12 66
7 Ipswich 44 6 65
8 Reading 43 10 64
9 Blackburn 44 5 64
10 Bournemth 44 -1 63
11 N Forest 43 5 62
12 Watford 43 17 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 44 1 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 44 -8 50
18 Charlton 43 -23 45
19 Doncaster 44 -28 44
20 Millwall 44 -29 44
21 Birmingham 43 -13 43
22 Blackpool 44 -27 43
23 Barnsley 44 -30 39
24 Yeovil 44 -26 37

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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