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Preview: Bristol City v Burnley

Bristol City v Burnley
Sky Bet Championship
Ashton Gate
Saturday, August 29th, 3pm

Bristol City welcome recently relegated Burnley to Ashton Gate this Saturday.

Information on tomorrow's opponents can be found below.

BURNLEY
The Clarets are back in the Sky Bet Championship after a one-year stay in the Premier League. Many bookies’ favourites to bounce straight to the top flight, Burnley started the season slowly with two draws, a loss and a Capital One Cup first round exit. However, the Lancashire club recorded their first win of the campaign over Brentford last weekend which they hope will kick-start their year.

MANAGER
Sean Dyche – Former City player who made 21 appearances for the club in the late nineties. The majority of his playing career was spent at Chesterfield prior to his move to Ashton Gate, but he also enjoyed spells with Millwall, Watford and Northampton Town. The 44-year-old’s first spell in football management was with the Hornets who he led to 11th place in his first season – their highest finish for four seasons. Dyche mutually left Watford in 2012 and joined Burnley four months later. He led the Clarets to the Premier League in 2013/14.

STAR MAN
George Boyd – Former Peterborough United man who spent the early part of his career in non-league football with Stevenage. Boyd made his way up the leagues moving to Nottingham Forest on loan before joining Hull City permanently in 2013. After a year at the KC, he moved to Burnley where he enjoyed a successful season in the Premier League despite the club’s relegation.

OFFICIALS
Mike Dean is appointed as the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Matthew Wilkes and Daniel Cook. The fourth official will be Brendan Malone.

TICKETS
The match is all-ticket.

LAST TIME OUT
Burnley 3-1 Bristol City (2013) – Burnley came from a goal down to edge City closer to relegation. Albert Adomah put the visitors ahead, but Jason Shackhell, Chris McCann and Martin Paterson won it for the Clarets.

LAST SEASON
Premier League: 19th
FA Cup: Third round replay (lost to Tottenham Hotspur)
Capital One Cup: Second round (lost to Sheffield Wednesday)

DID YOU KNOW?
Burnley are one of only three teams to have won all four divisional titles, along with Wolves and Preston North End.

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