Burnley v Nottingham Forest: Team News

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Last updated : 22 February 2016

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Michael Keane will be missing when Burnley entertain Nottingham Forest at Turf Moor.

The central defender came off with a head injury in the Clarets' 2-0 win over Rotherham on Saturday and his place is likely to be taken by new signing James Tarkowski, who will make his full debut for Sean Dyche's side.

Fellow recent recruit Lloyd Dyer needs to get up to the fitness levels Dyche requires while midfielder Dean Marney is still troubled by a calf complaint.

Ashley Barnes and Lukas Jutkiewicz (both knee) are sidelined for the long term.

Nottingham Forest will have an unchanged squad as they look to bounce back from their first defeat in 14 Championship matches - 10 days after losing at home to Huddersfield.

Reds boss Dougie Freedman has the likes of Jack Hobbs, Chris Cohen, Dexter Blackstock, Chris O'Grady and Oliver Burke vying for recalls should he wish to make any changes to his starting line-up.

Club-record signing Britt Assombalonga, out with a knee injury for over a year now, and midfielder Henri Lansbury (ankle) are making good progress in their recovery from injuries and are expected to resume training towards the end of March. Freedman hopes to have both players available for the final few games of the season.

However, Andy Reid (groin) will not play again this season and no timescale has been put on when Daniel Pinillos (knee) or Matty Fryatt (Achilles) might be fit.

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