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Opponent's profile - Burnley

30 September 2015

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Burnley will be looking to return to winning ways when they travel to the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Friday evening to face Rotherham United.

The Clarets suffered a tricky start to life following last season’s relegation from the Premier League and were still searching for a win after their first three games.

They then looked to have turned a corner with four successive victories, but while Rotherham have picked up maximum points from their last two matches, Burnley have managed just one point.

Burnley have suffered a number of injury woes recently, particularly to their forward line. Ashley Barnes and Lukas Jutkiewicz are both out for the foreseeable future with knee problems, while record-signing Andre Gray hobbled off in the 0-0 draw with Derby two weeks ago. However, he is likely to return for their trip to the AESSEAL New York Stadium.


Major honours
Division One: 1921, 1960

FA Cup: 1914

League position
7th


One to watch
Andre Gray became Burnley’s record signing after completing a £9m summer switch from Brentford.

The 24-year-old was missing as Burnley lost 2-1 at home to Reading last time out, but already has three league goals to his name so far this term.

The former Brentford striker – who netted 16 goals last season – is likely to line up alongside Sam Vokes in a two-pronged attack.


Previous encounters
The last time the Millers faced Burnley was almost ten years ago in a 2-1 loss at Turf Moor.

All three goals came inside the opening hour, with Phil Gilchrist giving Rotherham a fourth-minute lead before Tony Grant and Frank Sinclair hit back almost immediately to sink the Millers.


Likely Lineup
Heaton; Darikwa, Duff, Keane, Mee; Boyd, Jones, Arfield, Kightly; Gray, Vokes


Injuries
Barnes (knee), Jutkiewicz (knee), Ulvestad (ankle – doubtful), Marney (knee – doubtful).

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