Key injuries costing Burnley, says Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe
Howe has won three of his first 11 league games this season

Burnley manager Eddie Howe says injuries to key players are proving costly.

The Clarets were down to 16 fit senior players during Tuesday night's 2-0 defeat at Barnsley and have won only two of their last seven Championship matches.

"We're desperate to get players back," Howe told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"When you lose players like Danny Ings, Martin Paterson and Michael Duff it does hurt you with a small squad."

Strikers Ings and Paterson are out with knee and thigh injuries respectively while defender Duff is recovering from a knee injury.

Howe added: "Danny and Martin are the same its a big blow to lose those two and Michael's full of experience, a communicator and organiser so we miss him too."

The Burnley boss may turn to the loan market in a bid to strengthen his squad.

"It's something we'll no doubt have to look to do. It's something we've wanted to do for a while.

"It only takes a couple of injuries as we don't have anyone waiting in the wings to come in and play."

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