Burnley v Aberdeen preview: Anders Lindegaard set for start
Clarets without Nick Pope and Tom Heaton for Europa League clash
Last Updated: 03/08/18 8:20am
Anders Lindegaard looks set to start in goal for Burnley when they face Aberdeen in the second leg of their Europa League second-round qualifier at Turf Moor on Thursday.
Sam Vokes scored late in the first leg as Burnley fought back to claim a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie.
While the away goal means the scoreline slightly favours the Clarets, they are without their two first-choice goalkeepers as Tom Heaton is out with a calf problem and Nick Pope has undergone an operation on his dislocated shoulder suffered in the first leg.
Lindegaard, who came on as a 13th-minute substitute for Pope a week ago, could be Burnley's only available senior keeper, although the club have sought UEFA dispensation to register another goalkeeper for the game.
Injury problems were the last thing Sean Dyche needed as he is still yet to add his squad this summer and has seen Dean Marney and Scott Arfield depart.
He said: "It is broken record time. We're a wealthy club of sorts but equally the club's in a shape where it continues to look after not just year one, and that makes it tough, the books have to balance. The finance has to be there to do deals and it does limit the pool that you're looking in.
"The numbers are just crazy, and they're crazy for any player. It's certainly a sellers' market. We're into a few situations. We've had one come and go that we thought was a done deal; it wasn't.
"We've got another couple of deals that are pending and we think we've got a chance on but there's no guarantees. We're not a club that can make it guaranteed because we don't just add and add until it hits the number."
Whoever wins on Thursday faces Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir in the third qualifying round.
Aberdeen have lost four of their last six away Europa League qualifying matches, however they have progressed from three of their four Europa League qualifiers in which the first leg has been drawn.
They start their Scottish Premiership campaign on Sunday with a home match against Rangers, live on Sky Sports.
As well as being without Pope and Heaton, Burnley could be missing Robbie Brady and Steven Defour as they are dealing with minor injuries.
Aberdeen have defender Andrew Considine available after he missed last week's 1-1 first-leg draw due to illness.
Frank Ross and Greg Tansey (both groin) remain sidelined along with Mark Reynolds, who has been ruled out for up to seven months following knee surgery.
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- Burnley have won all four of their previous meetings with Scottish opponents at Turf Moor by an aggregate score of 16-1, although this is their first such match since September 1978 against Celtic in the Anglo-Scottish Cup.
- Since losing eight of their first 10 matches against English sides in all competitions (D2), Aberdeen are unbeaten in each of their last three (W1 D2), including the 1-1 draw with Burnley in the first leg.
- Sean Dyche has never lost a managerial meeting with Derek McInnes in three previous matches, winning one and drawing two of those games.
- Each of the last four European matches between a Scottish and an English side have finished level, including the 1-1 draw between these two teams in the first leg.
- The last Scottish side to win away at an English team in European competition was Celtic against Liverpool in the 2002-03 UEFA Cup quarter-final; since then, Scottish clubs have lost four and drawn four of eight such visits to England.