New ‘tick’ for Clarets fans as they make first journey to Huish Park

Tick!: Burnley fans will visit Huish Park for the first time on Saturday
Tick!: Burnley fans will visit Huish Park for the first time on Saturday

Around 1,500 Burnley fans will make the 524-mile round trip to Yeovil tomorrow.

For the first time in almost 16 years, Clarets supporters have a new ‘tick’ on their list of league grounds they have watched their side at, with Huish Park the first new venue since the somewhat shorter journey to Macclesfield Town’s Moss Rose in 1998.

The Glovers go in to the clash on the back of a 4-0 win over League One Leyton Orient in the third round of the FA Cup, though Gary Johnson’s side are without a win in five in the Championship and have conceded eight in their previous two league outings.

Town are expected to line-up 4-4-2 for the fixture with Stech; Ayling, Duffy, Webster, Davis; Dawson, Lundstram, Edwards, Foley; Hayter, Grant.

Defender Byron Webster is the only question mark in that potential starting XI after being withdrawn as a precaution when suffering a hamstring strain at the weekend.

Johnson has signed 19-year-old Liverpool striker Adam Morgan on a two-and-a-half year deal and defender Matteo Lanzoni has joined from Oldham Athletic, though both are set to start on the bench. Meanwhile, Ishmael Miller and Joe Ralls have returned to Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City respectively after their loan spells at the club ended.