Burnley defender Duff returns to action with Development squad

RETURN TO ACTION: Michael Duff
RETURN TO ACTION: Michael Duff

Michael Duff returns for the Burnley Development squad tonight in his first action for a month.

The Clarets defender has missed the start of the Championship season after injuring his thigh in the pre-season friendly at Carlisle.

But Duff will feature alongside Ben Mee and Luke O’Neill in Tuesday’s behind-closd doors friendly at Chester.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche said: “It’s important that Michael gets a run-out after being out longer than he’d hoped.

“He has come along nicely in training and the next step is to get him some game time, so he will play tonight.

“Luke will also play and it’s another game for Ben, who is, if you like, finishing off his pre-season while Michael builds his up.”

BURNLEY: Liversedge, O’Neill, Mee, Love, Duff, Anderson, Trialist, Hewitt, Gilchrist, Frost, Howieson.

Subs: Errington, Nizic, Coleman, Gallagher, Lowe, Dummigan, Massanka