Sky Bet Championship briefing

  • Last Updated: March 9 2014, 13:51 GMT

Team news, statistics and our verdict for the rest of the weekend's action in the Sky Bet Championship.

Blackburn host local rivals Burnley on Sunday
Blackburn host local rivals Burnley on Sunday

Sunday, March 9

Blackburn v Burnley

Blackburn have added Michael Keane to their squad on loan from Manchester United, and he could be thrust into one of the centre-back berths with doubts surrounding both captain Grant Hanley (calf) and Matt Kilgallon (groin). January signing Tom Cairney is struggling with a calf complaint while Josh King (hamstring) has not played since February 1, although he is back in full training. Winger Ben Marshall (ankle) will definitely miss out, as will Dickson Etuhu (ankle), while David Dunn, who scored a controversial injury-time equaliser in this fixture last March, is making progress after missing the 4-0 defeat to Bolton last weekend with a knock.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche could name the same starting XI for an eighth straight fixture. He will check on those who returned from international duty, including 46-goal strike duo Sam Vokes and Danny Ings, but no injury problems are expected.

Last season: Blackburn 1 Burnley 1, Burnley 1 Blackburn 1

Last five league matches: Blackburn D W D W L; Burnley W W D W W

Top scorers (all competitions): Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn) 16; Danny Ings (Burnley) 24

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

Our verdict: Blackburn 0 Burnley 0

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