Clarets striker's fitness to be assessed
11:46am Thursday 23rd August 2012 in Sport
BURNLEY are hoping to have Martin Paterson available for Saturday's trip to newly promoted Huddersfield Town.
The striker missed the midweek defeat at Middlesbrough after suffering a tightness in his hamstring following a goalscoring performance in the opening day win over Bolton.
His absence was more a precaution rather than another injury scare. But assistant manager Jason Tindall admits Paterson will only feature against the Terriers if he is fully fit.
“One thing you don't want to do with being so light on numbers is risk anybody unnecessarily. We'll have a look at Pato and assess him and if he's 100 per cent fit he will be involved. If he's only 95 per cent fit then it might be a different matter,” said Eddie Howe's number two.
Keith Treacy has returned to training following a groin problem, but is not yet expected to be available for selection.