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Turf Moor (ATT 14,617) 6th August 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Brown

Burnley Burnley vs Watford Watford

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C Austin (77)
K Treacy (84)

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C Forsyth (45)
M Yeates (70)

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Last Updated: 05/08/11 1:16pm

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Paterson: Set to start against the Hornets

Paterson: Set to start against the Hornets

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Burnley and Watford at Turf Moor.

Burnley boss Eddie Howe could hand debuts to several summer signings when his side open their campaign.

The Clarets this week awarded goalkeeper Jon Stewart a one-year contract following a successful trial spell at Turf Moor.

The former Bournemouth stopper, 22, featured in three pre-season games as a substitute at Bury, Torquay and Oldham.

His arrival followed the acquisition of Preston winger Keith Treacy for an undisclosed fee and the recruitment of rookie Manchester City duo Ben Mee and Kieran Trippier on season-long loans.

Chris Eagles, Tyrone Mears, Clarke Carlisle and Chris Iwelumo head the list of summer departures but Martin Paterson could feature against the Hornets after Burnley turned down bids from Portsmouth for the fit-again striker.

Chris Iwelumo is set to make his debut against his former employers.

The imposing striker completed a summer switch from the Clarets to Vicarage Road for an undisclosed fee and has shaken off a hamstring strain to be available for what is Sean Dyche's first match as a manager.

Dyche, previously assistant boss, replaced Malky Mackay in the dugout followed the Scot's move to Cardiff and he is also set to call upon one or two more of his summer additions, who include Mark Yeates, David Mirfin, Carl Dickinson, Prince Buaben, Craig Forsyth and Tom James.

Dyche has virtually a fully-fit squad for the season opener, with only long-term absentee Steve McGinn (knee) unavailable for the foreseeable future.

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2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8