Clarets to make second attempt at Curzon Ashton
When Burnley take on Hull City tonight at Curzon Ashton in the Professional Development League it will be a second attempt for two different reasons; it will be a second attempt to play this week with Monday’s game against Sheffield Wednesday called off and a second attempt for this particular fixture.
We kicked off this game back in December and led 1-0 with a goal from Rahis Nabi (pictured) early in the game. The game had kicked off with some fog swirling around but it got progressively worse (as can be seen above) and when the referee called the two coaches together with just over half an hour gone there could only be one sensible decision and that was to abandon the game.
Hull are currently right in the middle of the table with 33 points whilst the Clarets are rooted to the bottom but they were beaten 2-0 in their last game against Leeds which was played at the KCOM Stadium immediately after the first team game last Saturday.
They used three players who have played in the Championship this season including Republic of Ireland international David Meyler but he was back with the first team and came on as a substitute in the 3-0 win at Ipswich.
Hull are expected to include Moses Odubajo tonight. The former Brentford full back was a regular in Hull’s promotion season of 2015/16 but his last competitive game was the play-off final at Wembley that season. He suffered a dislocated knee cap in a pre-season friendly at Grimsby, suffered further set backs but is now set to make his first appearance in 20 months.
The Burnley team is unlikely to include any of the first team squad and again there could be some trialists playing in the game.
We will have four home games remaining after tonight’s fixture. Three of those are scheduled for the Turf with the Sheffield Wednesday game still to be re-arranged, so this could be our last visit of the season to the Tameside Stadium.
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