Burnley v Middlesbrough preview

Team news for Burnley's Championship clash with Middlesbrough at Turf Moor on Tuesday.

Last Updated: 19/04/11 at 09:56

Emnes: Banned

Emnes: Banned

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Burnley boss Eddie Howe will again be without Marvin Bartley.

The midfielder serves the second match of a three-game ban following his red card in last week's defeat at Nottingham Forest.

However, striker Jay Rodriguez was fit to return after a hip injury during Saturday's 2-1 home win over Swansea.

That result ended a dismal sequence of six matches without a win for the Clarets and reignited their hopes of claiming a place in the play-offs.

Strikers Charlie Austin and Martin Paterson remain sidelined but midfielder Chris McCann is edging closer to a first-team return.

Howe believes a passionate Turf Moor crowd can help his team, saying: "They made such a difference on Saturday and I would love to see that same atmosphere again."

Middlesbrough striker Marvin Emnes will complete his three-match ban as his team-mates attempt to secure their Championship status.

The Dutchman missed last Tuesday night's trip to Ipswich and Saturday's home draw with Barnsley after being charged with violent conduct on video evidence following the win at Sheffield United.

Manager Tony Mowbray was boosted at the weekend by the returns of Kevin Thomson and Willo Flood after lengthy absences, and neither have suffered any ill-effects, while Barry Robson too was able to play after recovering from his hamstring injury.

Jason Steele was due to resume training after sitting out since the beginning of last month with a torn side muscle but Seb Hines (broken jaw), Merouane Zemmama, Leroy Lita and Justin Hoyte (all hamstring) and Nicky Bailey, Jonathan Franks and Luke Williams (all ankle) are still out.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Championship Fixtures

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
19:45
Blackburn v Derby
N Forest v Fulham
Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:15
Watford v Bournemth  
15:00
Brighton v Blackpool  
Derby v Cardiff  
Fulham v Blackburn  
Leeds v Huddersfld  
M'boro v Brentford  
Millwall v N Forest  
Norwich v Birmingham  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Norwich 7 10 16
2 Watford 7 7 15
3 N Forest 6 8 14
4 Wolves 7 4 14
5 Charlton 7 3 13
6 Reading 7 1 13
7 Sheff Wed 7 3 12
8 M'boro 7 2 12
9 Ipswich 7 3 11
10 Brentford 7 0 11
11 Blackburn 6 0 10
12 Millwall 7 0 10
13 Leeds 7 -3 10
14 Derby 6 4 9
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 6 -10 1

Updated Tue, 16 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Premier League: Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez battling testicular cancer

Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he has been receiving treatment for testicular cancer.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Dortmund deserved victory

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits his side were 'average' following their 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Champions League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praises side after Ludogorets win

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side's character as they battled to a late 2-1 win over Ludogorets.

Mail Box

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

Who's More Miserable - Baggies Or Mags?

There's not a lot to choose between the misery of West Brom fans and the misery of Newcastle fans. We have mails on them, 'only QPR' and lots on Man United...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property