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Turf Moor (ATT 15,220) 10th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Haywood

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Edgar: Faces fitness test

Edgar: Faces fitness test

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

Burnley boss Eddie Howe will assess the fitness of defender David Edgar ahead of the home clash.

Edgar, 24, reported back to the club on Thursday morning after winning his third cap for Canada in their World Cup qualifying win in Puerto Rico on Tuesday night.

Howe will wait to gauge the possible side-effects before deciding whether Edgar retains his place in his starting line-up following a successful recall in Burnley's win at Derby before the international break.

Winger Keith Treacy is also back at Turf Moor after being with the Republic of Ireland squad in Dublin and Russia for their European Championship qualifiers.

Martin Paterson (thigh), Michael Duff (knee) and Danny Ings (cartilage) remain sidelined but midfielder Marvin Bartley is available again after a three-match ban.

Striker Scott McDonald could return to the Middlesbrough squad after he resumed training earlier this week.

The 28-year-old has been sidelined since damaging a hamstring in the 3-1 victory over Birmingham on August 21.

Scotland international Kevin Thomson also has a chance of forcing his way into the squad after playing 45 minutes for the reserves on Tuesday.

That was the midfielder's first taste of action since undergoing surgery on his leg and ankle following a fall from a treadmill during the summer.

Utility man Rhys Williams will be assessed after a gruelling travel marathon which took him to Brisbane and then Dammam for Australia's World Cup qualifiers against Thailand and Saudi Arabia, although he was an unused substitute in both.

Midfielder Barry Robson did get a brief run-out in Scotland's 2-2 draw with the Czech Republic but missed the Lithuania game with a minor knock while keeper Jason Steele continues his recovery from a wrist fracture.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 24 48
2 Ipswich Town 23 44
3 Middlesbrough 24 43
4 Derby County 23 42
5 Watford 24 41
6 Brentford 24 40
7 Norwich City 24 37
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 37
9 Blackburn Rovers 24 35
10 Nottingham Forest 24 31
11 Charlton Athletic 23 31
12 Cardiff City 24 31
13 Sheffield Wednesday 23 31
14 Birmingham City 24 31
15 Bolton Wanderers 24 29
16 Reading 24 29
17 Fulham 23 28
18 Huddersfield Town 24 28
19 Rotherham United 24 26
20 Leeds United 23 24
21 Millwall 24 23
22 Wigan Athletic 23 20
23 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 20
24 Blackpool 24 14