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Clarke Carlisle hospitalised with life threatening injuries

Clarke Carlisle Credit: PA

The former Burnley captain Clarke Carlisle is said to be fighting for his life after being hit by a lorry in York. Carlisle, who was born in Preston, and started his career at Blackpool, was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary this morning with life threatening injuries. In the last few minutes, Burnley have released a statement, saying the thoughts of all at the club are with him and his family.

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Burnley looking to bounce back against Everton

Sean Dyche is looking to get Burnley back to winning ways Credit: PA

Burnley boss Sean Dyche insists his side have the character to bounce back from their growing streak of disappointments and beat the odds by securing Barclays Premier League survival.

The Clarets go in search of their first top-flight win at their ninth attempt against Everton at Turf Moor on Sunday.

A second-half lapse cost his men dear against West Ham last week but Dyche is adamant there is still the desire within his camp to turn things round.

We believe this group is honest enough to keep learning and not be broken by it. You just get dented and you take the knocks and come off the ropes and get ready to take it again.

We hope to use that mentality wisely over the season and the next step is to use it to learn how to win.

– Sean Dyche, Burnley Manager

Despite Everton's inconsistent start to the season and a midweek trip to France in the UEFA Europa League, Dyche is under no illusions about the difficulties of finally claiming a three-point haul on Sunday.

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Vokes still out for Burnley

Sean Dyche expects striker Sam Vokes to once again be Burnley's only absentee when Manchester United visit Turf Moor.

Wales international Vokes has a long-term knee problem but was back doing some running on the grass at the Clarets' training ground this week.

Dyche will likely recall a number of players who were rested in the Capital One Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in midweek, including goalkeeper Tom Heaton, long-serving defender Michael Duff and striker Danny Ings.

Provisional squad: Heaton, Trippier, Ward, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Wallace, Marney, Ings, Kightly, Jones, Taylor, Sordell, Reid, Jutkiewicz, Gilks, Long, Barnes, Hewitt, Arfield.

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