Burnley stopper Heaton to return for Fulham visit

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Goalkeeper Tom Heaton is expected to be recalled to Burnley's starting XI for Saturday's home clash against Fulham.

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton is expected to be recalled to Burnley’s starting XI for Saturday’s home clash against Fulham.

England international Heaton, who has played in the last two Premier League games, was rested for the FA Cup win over Barnsley as Nick Pope made his comeback from a dislocated shoulder.

The 32-year-old shot-stopper is set to be handed the starting shirt for the relegation clash against the Cottagers, with summer arrival Joe Hart keeping his spot on the substitute’s bench.

Sean Dyche has also revealed there is a ‘strong chance’ at least one of right-backs Phil Bardsley and Matt Lowton will be fit after the duo recently recovered from their respective knocks.

However, midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson is a doubt with a thigh injury, whilst Aaron Lennon and Robbie Brady remain unavailable due to injury and suspension respectively.