Derby day fever comes to Turf Moor with Burnley entering the last chance saloon with regards to their survival hopes.

Last weekend’s cruel late goal from Hugo Rodallega consigned them to defeat at the DW Stadium and anything other than a win against rivals Blackburn Rovers will see them effectively relegated before Easter.

Hull’s win against Fulham today means Burnley are three points adrift of the two sides they need to overhaul in order to stay up.

However, with the trip to Humberside still to come, Burnley know their fate remains in their own hands, for now at least.

Brian Laws has Clarke Carlisle and Danny Fox back available but may well stick with the same back five that came so close to keeping a clean sheet last weekend.

Any changes are likely to be made further up the park with Steven Fletcher disappointing in his return to the side from injury and a clutch of forwards awaiting their opportunity on the sidelines.

Whatever happens, Laws is sure to make at least one change, as the Burnley boss has not named the same side for consecutive games since his appointment in January.

David Dunn faces a late decision over his fitness, but the local lad will be desperate to play and it would be no surprise for him to play through the pain barrier.

That would be a huge blow as Dunn is hitting good form and scored both goals in Blackburn’s 2-1 win over Birmingham last time out.

Gael Givet and Ryan Nelson are back for Rovers but Allardyce, who has led his side to safety with two months of the season remaining, may name the same side for the third game in succession.

Jason Brown will line up in goal for the visitors as Paul Robinson’s calf strain continues to keep him on the sidelines.

Rovers will be just as up for this match as Burnley, as they know a win will bring an early end to Burnley’s first top-flight season in more than thirty years.

However, for the Clarets, a derby win could just be the boost they need to put together the run of results that could see them pull off a great escape.

Prediction: 1-1.

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