Championship preview: Burnley

Charlie Austin
Striker Charlie Austin will once again lead the line at Turf Moor this year. Photo: PA

Manager: Eddie Howe

Position last season: 13th

Nickname: The Clarets

Ground: Turf Moor

Capacity: 22,546

Players in: Luke O'Neill (Mansfield, undisclosed), George Porter (Leyton Orient, free), Jason Shackell (Derby, undisclosed), Joseph Mills (Reading, season-long loan), Sam Vokes (Wolves, undisclosed)

Players out: Jay Rodriguez (Southampton, undisclosed), Andre Amougou, Clarke Carlisle, Brian Easton, Alex-Ray Harvey, Joe McKee, Dominic Knowles, Neil Yadolahi, David Lynch and Ross Wilson (all released), Joe Jackson and Tom Anderson (both AFC Barrow, loan).

Key man: Charlie Austin (pictured) finished last season as Burnley's top goalscorer, something of an achievement for a man who was at Poole Town just three years ago. He has even more of a workload this time around after the sale of Jay Rodriguez.

Chances: Howe's youthful squad will strive for greater consistency and are outsiders for a play-off push, although the pressure will be on Austin to fill the void in attack left by Rodriguez's move to Southampton.

ITV prediction: 16th