Burnley wingers injury doubt for visit of Forest

Burnley could be without wingers Keith Treacy and Junior Stanislas for tonight’s visit of Nottingham Forest in the Championship.

Fourth-bottom Burnley held leaders Southampton to a 1-1 draw on Saturday, leaving them in search of a first win in seven home league outings, having drawn five and lost one since a 3-1 triumph over Middlesbrough on 19 April.

Former Sheffield United wideman Treacy missed the draw with Southampton with a hamstring injury and Stanislas came off with a similar problem.

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”Keith’s got a tight hamstring,” said Clarets manager Eddie Howe. “He just felt it in training on Friday. He’s a doubt and Junior is also a doubt.

”He had to come off for the last 20 minutes so we’ll see who is fit. We haven’t ruled them out yet but they are both struggling.”

With Michael Duff, Martin Paterson, Danny Ings and goalkeeper Brian Jensen all still sidelined the Clarets could be down to the bare bones for their second home game in the space of four days.

Forest ended a dismal run of four successive defeats in league and cup, with Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road.

Elsewhere tonight, West Ham United host Paul Jewell’s Ipswich Town, Blackpool head to Coventry and Portsmouth welcome Peterborough.

Pompey have signed Bjorn Helge Riise on loan from Fulham.

The 28-year-old Norway midfielder has agreed an initial switch until November 7 and should go straight into Steve Cotterill’s squad for tonight’s game.

Rowan Vine has returned to QPR from Exeter after his one-month loan spell.