England ace could be among five Burnley players injured for Leeds United clash

BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche will have at least one new injury absentee to contend with in Saturday's clash at home to Leeds United.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 11:11 pm

Dyche has confirmed that both Robbie Brady (Achilles) and Kevin Long (shin) remain sidelined for Saturday's Premier League clash against the Whites at Turf Moor.

However, defender Phil Bardsley (hernia) will also be out whilst England international keeper Nick Pope (shoulder and knee) and Dale Stephens (ankle) have also had issues ahead of this weekend's fixture.

Bardsley was an unused substitute for Monday night's 2-0 victory at Fulham but has a hernia issue that Dyche says will be attended to given that the Clarets are now safe from relegation.

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'NIGGLES': For Burnley's England international goalkeeper Nick Pope. Photo by PETER POWELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

The Burnley boss has also revealed that England international goalkeeper Pope has had a couple of niggles whilst Dale Stephens has a situation that will be monitored by Dyche.

Providing his team news at his pre-match press conference and as quoted by Lancashire Live, Dyche said: "Phil Bardsley has a hernia situation and that will need doing now.

"There are a couple of others who need things doing now.

"In balance to that, we want to finish the season right

"There is a bit of relief for everyone when we have got the job done

"And the challenge is whether we change the team or not, to finish the season strongly."

Dyche added: "Popey has had a couple of niggles.

"Robbie Brady and Kevin Long are not going to be right.

"They are the only ones that spring to mind with Bardo and his hernia

"Dale Stephens has a situation that we will be checking on."

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