Championship

January 26, 2013

Full-time

Burnley

1 - 2

Birmingham City

Championship

15:00 +00:00, January 26, 2013

Turf Moor, England

Referee: D Drysdale

Austin doubt for Clarets

Team Stat Comparison

Burnley Birmingham City
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 11 12
Points 61 61
Goal Difference 2 -6
Goals for * 1.3 1.5
Goals against * 1.0 1.5
Last 5 W-W-D-L-L D-L-W-W-D
Last 5 home W-D-W-D-L D-W-D-L-W
Last 5 away W-L-L-D-D L-W-D-W-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Burnley | Birmingham City

Competition Stats

Burnley Birmingham City
Goals Charlie Austin 24 Marlon King 13
Assists
Yellows Dean Marney 11 Paul Robinson 8
Reds Dean Marney 1 Nikola Zigic 2
Squads: Burnley | Birmingham City

Next Matches

Burnley Birmingham City
4/21 H: Wigan Athletic 4/19 A: Nottingham Forest
4/26 H: Ipswich Town 4/21 H: Blackburn Rovers
5/3 A: Reading 4/26 H: Leeds United
4/29 H: Wigan Athletic
5/3 A: Bolton Wanderers

Burnley's top scorer Charlie Austin remains a fitness doubt for the npower Championship clash with Birmingham.

Austin has not played since the Clarets' defeat to Leicester at the end of last month due to a hamstring injury.

The 23-goal striker, a reported transfer target for Celtic, has resumed training and boss Sean Dyche will make a late decision on his participation.

Fellow forward Martin Paterson returned from a similar problem as a late substitute in last weekend's impressive 2-0 win at Millwall and is set to feature once more.

Defenders Ben Mee and Kevin Long are back in training following respective knee and ankle problems but only the latter is ready for first-team action.

Dyche's men are enjoying a rich vein of form at present, having won their last three league games and four of the last five - all without conceding a goal.

Marlon King and Nikola Zigic are pushing to return to Birmingham's starting XI for the trip.

The strike duo were both missing over the festive period due to injury and suspension respectively but have now returned to the fold, each stepping off the bench in the second half of City's last two league games.

It was Zigic who rescued an injury-time point in last weekend's 2-2 draw against Brighton and with struggling Blues desperately in need of three points after just one win in their last eight league games, boss Lee Clark will be tempted to turn to the pair from the off at Turf Moor.

The likes of Ravel Morrison and Hayden Mullins are also pushing for recalls, while Jonathan Spector will again be assessed as he looks to recover from injury.

Akwasi Asante, Darren Ambrose, David Murphy, Stephen Carr and Will Packwood remain sidelined.