Burnley expecting toughest of tests against Leicester City
Burnley boss Eddie Howe is convinced Leicester City will soon fire up their promotion challenge.
Howe brings his Clarets side to the King Power Stadium tonight looking for their first away win of the season, but they have been buoyed by their impressive demolition of Peterborough on Saturday.
However, he believes his side will experience one of the sternest tests they will face all season against Nigel Pearson's men.
"I think this will be one of our toughest away games this season, so it's a good test for us," said Howe.
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"Leicester have spent some money, they've got a really good group of players and they're rightly one of the favourites to go up.
"But they're on the same points as us – both teams really want the points.
"They're an open and attacking side, having watched them against Wolves.
"I think we've shown in our away games, even though we were defeated in them, we're more than capable of getting a result.
"I think the onus will be on the home side to take the game to us, but I think we've got to do the basics right. If we do that with our attacking players, I'm sure we'll score goals."
Burnley have injury concerns over talisman striker Martin Paterson.
Paterson has struggled with recurring hamstring injuries of late and suffered a grade one tear after the recent win against Bolton, forcing him to withdraw from international duty with Northern Ireland.
He made his comeback as a substitute against Brighton and Howe will be keen to make sure he starts tonight as Burnley are unbeaten in the last 14 league games that Paterson has started.
But Burnley have in-form striker Charlie Austin to call upon.
Austin has scored six goals this season in all competitions, and bagged a hat-trick against Posh in the 5-2 victory.