TEAM NEWS: Dale Stephens makes his Burnley debut

New signing Dale Stephens makes his Burnley debut against his former club.
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Dale Stephens

Stephens comes in, presumably, in the centre of midfield against the Saints, with Josh Brownhill shifted back to a narrow position on the right.

Matej Vydra comes in for Jay Rodriguez, who rolled an ankle at Millwall on Wednesday night, but yet again there is no James Tarkowski, whose toe injury, amid a £30m offer from Leicester City being knocked back, keeps him out.

The team is: Pope; Bardsley, Long, Dunne, Taylor; McNeil, Stephens, Westwood, Brownhill, Vydra, Wood.

Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Lowton, Thomas, Pieters, Benson, Glennon, Goodridge.