September 14, 2013
Kightly ready for Clarets bow
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||1.8||1.2|
|Goals against *||0.6||1.7|
|Last 5 home||W-W-W-W-D||L-L-W-D-W|
|Last 5 away||D-W-D-W-D||W-L-W-D-D|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Burnley | Blackburn Rovers|
|3/22||A: Charlton Athletic||3/22||H: Leicester City|
|3/25||H: Doncaster Rovers||3/25||A: Watford|
|3/29||H: Leicester City||3/29||A: Millwall|
|4/5||A: Watford||4/1||H: Brighton & Hove Albion|
|4/8||A: Barnsley||4/5||H: Ipswich Town|
New Burnley loanee Michael Kightly is in line for a baptism of fire if he makes his debut against east Lancashire rivals Blackburn on Saturday.
The Clarets swooped for the Stoke winger on transfer deadline day and he could slot straight into Sean Dyche's XI at Turf Moor for the derby contest.
Dyche only has one injury worry to contend with - midfielder Ross Wallace is out until the new year due to a knee injury as he looks to guild Burnley to their first win over Rovers in 34 years.
The side which started the 3-0 win against Derby before the international break is likely to be given the nod again at Turf Moor, with Kightly possibly displacing Keith Treacy or Scott Arfield in the only change.
Striker Jordan Rhodes has been fitted with a cast on his broken hand and will be available for Blackburn.
Rhodes has struck four times in his last two outings but gave Rovers fans a scare ahead of the meeting with their neighbours when he pulled out of the Scotland squad at the start of the week. However, after having the cast fitted, Blackburn have declared him fit for the clash at Turf Moor.
There is less good news elsewhere, though, with David Dunn - whose last-gasp goal against the Clarets at Ewood Park last year salvaged a point - out for the next couple of weeks due to a knee injury.
Midfielder Lee Williamson (back) and full-back Adam Henley (hamstring) will be in Gary Bowyer's squad but DJ Campbell (ankle), Paul Robinson (back), Dickson Etuhu (knee) and Ruben Rochina (shoulder) all miss out again.