First meets second in the Championship this weekend as league leaders Burnley welcome QPR and Charlie Austin to Turf Moor.
Austin, Burnley’s top scorer last season, moved to Loftus Road during the summer and has continued his goal scoring form of last season with 5 league goals so far.
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However with Andy Johnson returning to the squad after injury and the Hoops adding Oguchi Onyewu to their squad during the week Clarets boss Sean Dyche has warned his side not to get too distracted by the returning Austin.
There’s more to QPR than Charlie Austin – just look at the bench! We can’t just concentrate on him.
“He was a good servant to the club, and deserved his move, and he’s scoring goals at QPR now. We wish him well, but obviously not tomorrow!”
Both sides have made impressive starts to the season with Burnley tasting defeat just once so far and QPR still unbeaten after 11 games.
Third place Leicester meanwhile will be hoping to capitalise on any slip up by either side. Nigel Pearson’s side are just three points off the top and could move up to second in the table depending how event at Turf Moor unfold. They face Bournemouth at home and with 15 points on board from a possible 18 in front of their home fans already they will be confident of getting the win.
11th place Blackburn will bid to keep the pressure on the play off hopeful’s when they face Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. Both sides came in the game after narrow results last time out with Blackburn going down 1-0 at home to Charlton and 5th place Blackpool beating one of the promotion favourites Wigan by a similar score-line.
Huddersfield and Leeds face off at the John Smith stadium with just three points separating the sides in the table. Huddersfield lost 2-1 away to Leicester last time out but they have been solid in front of their own fans, losing just once so far. Leeds meanwhile impressed last week in their 4-0 win over Birmingham and have added Dexter Blackstock to their squad.
The Nottingham Forest striker has moved to Elland road on a three month loan spell and could make his debut on Saturday.
Another Yorkshire side, Barnsley will look to build on last weekend’s 3-2 win over Middlesbrough and move out of the relegation zone when they face fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday. Wednesday have yet to win a league game this season and have drawn 7 of their 11 games so far, including the last three.
Millwall meanwhile, fresh from their 2-2 draw with QPR last time out, have recalled winger Liam Feeney from his loan spell with Bolton for the trip to high flying Reading. Injuries to Lee Martin and Richard Chaplow forced Lions boss Steve Lomas to invoke a release clause in the 3 month deal.
Meanwhile Internet sensation Liam Kelly will hope his Beckham-esque goal from the half way line for the Irish U19 side in their game with Sweden will see him added to the first team squad.
The 17 year old midfielder has been earning rave reviews for his goal scoring ability at underage level for club and country and he has admitted his dream is to break into the first team.
“I want to get in the first team and to play in the Premier League in the future. Every kid growing up who wants to be a footballer they want to play in the Premier League against the best players and I am no different.
“I know I have a long way to go to do that and I have a great team around me who keep my feet on the ground and help me become a better player.”
Bottom of the table Yeovil without a win at home at season take on fourth place Nottingham Forest while Derby County, late 3-2 winners over Watford last weekend, face Birmingham.
Saturday’s final game see Bolton, unbeaten in four and up to 21st in the table, take on mid-table Ipswich.