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Burton Injury Blow

Burton Injury Blow

Owls boss Paul Sturrock has been dealt another cruel blow as the Championship opener against PNE gets closer with the news that striker Deon Burton will be sidelined for three weeks.

The former Derby striker has picked up a hamstring strain leaving the Owls boss with just one fit striker to take to Deepdale for the season opener on Saturday.

Sturrock told the official SWFC site: 'Deon's had a tightness but we had the scan as a precaution and it is a tear. It's knocked us back and Steven's toothache means we train on Thursday with no fit centre forwards.'

The news means for Rangers man Steve Maclean will be the only fit striker on the coach to Lancashire at the weekend. Marcus Tudgay is likely to be out for another two months after picking up a freak injury pre-season. Youngsters Drew Talbot and Barry Corr are also on the treatment table.

Sturrock may be forced to opt for the 4-4-1-1 formation used in the first half of the pre-season friendly with Middlesbrough, with new boy Kenny Lunt playing just behind the sole striker. Lee Bullen will also give the Owls boss another option in attack.

Burton's injury comes just a week after the Owls let former Wigan hitman David Graham go on loan to League Two side Bradford City to fund the wages of a new number one at Hillsborough.

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Writer:Nick
Date:Thursday August 3 2006
Time: 2:34PM

Comments

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how have u rated him since he joined you, how many goals has he scored so far?
green giant 12
03/08/2006 14:37:00
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He's done well for the price, not likely to bang in 20 or so goals but works well with Tudgay in attack, whos also injured unfortunately!
welshyowl
03/08/2006 14:55:00
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For me Tudgay is the best of our bunch but just hoping that lunt can step up to the mark and maclean can show his ability at this level, fingers crossed!
robc
03/08/2006 16:02:00
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Agreed. I was gutted when Tudgay got injured. I think whoever performs best between Maclean and Burton up until Tudgays return will partner him...
nickswfc
03/08/2006 19:24:00
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i fink it wud be good 2 have 1 up front and lunt just behind that wud work well cos kenny has the rite ability
coppel
04/08/2006 14:15:00
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Big DUnC??!?!??!
tomdangerfield
04/08/2006 17:00:00
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