Burnley without suspended Westwood for Palace visit



Posted Friday, November 29, 2019 by PA

Burnley without suspended Westwood for Palace visit

Ashley Westwood misses Burnley’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace through suspension.

The key midfielder has picked up five bookings and his absence potentially opens the door for Danny Drinkwater, who is finally fully fit after the ankle injury he suffered in an incident outside a nightclub in early September.

Sean Dyche may well choose to move Jeff Hendrick into the midfield instead and bring in either Robbie Brady or Aaron Lennon out wide. Matej Vydra (hip) is fit again but Johann Berg Gudmundsson (hamstring) remains sidelined.

Crystal Palace will be without defender Joel Ward for the trip to Turf Moor.

The right-back suffered a knee injury during Saturday’s 2-1 loss at home to Liverpool and will be missing for “weeks” according to boss Roy Hodgson.

Mamadou Sakho and Connor Wickham stepped up their returns this week with minutes for the Under-23s and the former will hope to be part of the matchday squad.

Burnley provisional squad: Pope, Hart, Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Gibson, Pieters, Bardsley, Long, Cork, McNeil, Brady, Hendrick, Drinkwater, Lennon, Wood, Barnes, Rodriguez, Vydra.

Crystal Palace provisional squad: Guaita, Hennessey, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Sakho, Schlupp, Cahill, Dann, Kelly, Milivojevic, Kouyate, McArthur, Meyer, McCarthy, Camarasa, Ayew, Zaha, Benteke, Townsend, Wickham.

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