Burnley v Gillingham preview
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Gills' player-manager is set to play himself, and there should also be places for the likes of Bertrand Bossu, Kevin James and the experienced Barry Ashby.
Mamady Sidibe has flown to Tunisia to represent Mali in the African Cup of Nations and Patrick Agyemang and Dean Beckwith are ineligible.
Furthermore, Hessenthaler has been rocked by injuries to former Clarets defender Cox (ankle), Jason Brown, Nicky Southall, Rod Wallace and Mark Saunders.
Alan Pouton, signed from Grimsby Town, will make his debut, but is unlikely to last the full 90 minutes.
Burnley aim to make the most of a rare home draw in the competition with Paul Weller (hamstring) the only absentee for Stan Ternent.
Richard Chaplow will be striving to show he is worthy of his recent call-up to the England Under-19 squad.
"We have a home advantage and we haven't had that for a long time so we'll have to take advantage of it," Ternent told Burnley's official website.
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