Marney has best chance of playing at Stoke
Tom Heaton was ruled out of last week’s game against Manchester City while both Dean Marney and Johann Berg Gudmundsson were both forced off just before half time, and it looks as though Marney is the one with the best chance of lining up against Stoke this Saturday.
Heaton, who aggravated a calf injury at West Brom, was ruled out for the first time since joining Burnley and that led to a debut for Paul Robinson. He’s been rated touch and go to be back for Stoke.
Gudmundsson quite clearly suffered a hamstring injury. He’s out and that’s a blow given how well he’s been playing although the injury doesn’t seem to be as bad as first feared, a strain rather than a tear.
Sean Dyche said today: “Johann is a definite hamstring strain. That’s just time, good treatment and looking after himself, which he will do. It’s a straight forward hamstring but he won’t be ready for Saturday.”
However, there is better news regarding Marney. He looks to have a good chance of playing having suffered a nerve problem which he revealed in an interview earlier this week.
“Dean has got a decent chance of being back in amongst it,” Dyche said. “The physios tell me there is a bit of neuro pain from the nerves more than the muscles, which is good news in this case.”Share this page :