Sunday 18

Match Previews

Burnley v Cardiff City

12th April 2019, 13:44 by Warren Ashurst

Burnley will go in search of a third consecutive Premier League win when they play host to Cardiff, who remain five points from safety.

A victory for the Clarets would move them on to 39 points and all-but secure their top-flight status for another season, but it would edge Cardiff closer to an instant return to the Championship.

Sean Dyche has a couple of injury issues to contend with ahead of the clash, with the manager set to hand a late fitness test to Phil Bardsley. The experienced full-back missed the win over Bournemouth with a cut to his leg and a late decision will be made on his availability.

The Clarets are already without Aaron Lennon, Steven Defour and Peter Crouch, with Dyche revealing that Crouch is likely to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a bout of appendicitis.

Meanwhile, Cardiff have revealed that they have no fresh injury concerns ahead of their trip to Turf Moor, with Sol Bamba and Callum Paterson both long-term absentees.

The Bluebirds have six games left with their next match on Tuesday against another team battling to avoid the drop, in 16th-placed Brighton.

Neil Warnock admits it's a massive week for his squad, saying: They are so important the games now, we’re running out of time and points. We have to take three points from our next two games. We need ten points really, to have any chance whatsoever (of survival)."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Warren Ashurst is senior member of the team and has been working as a journalist for over 20 years. A massive football fan, he also has a depth of knowledge on golf, tennis, cricket and rugby.

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