McCann set for shock return

Burnley midfielder Chris McCann could make a surprise return to the squad against Birmingham after a season blighted by knee injuries.

Burnley midfielder Chris McCann could make a surprise return to the squad against Birmingham after a season blighted by knee injuries.

It was feared McCann might miss the remainder of the campaign but he returned for a 45-minute run-out with the reserves last night.

Manager Brian Laws will monitor McCann’s fitness but will be without Clarke Carlisle, who has damaged his ankle.

Team (from): Jensen, Mears, Duff, Cort, Caldwell, Fox, Alexander, Elliott, McCann, McDonald, Nugent, Fletcher, Blake, Paterson, Eagles, Thompson, Bikey, Cork, Jordan, Weaver, Nimani.

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