Williams, Conlan and Howieson miss semi-final
By Tony Scholes
Updated Monday, 16th April 2012
Both regular full backs, Aryn Williams and Luke Conlan, along with midfielder Cameron Howieson will be missing when Burnley face Blackpool tonight in the semi-final of the Lancashire Youth Cup.
Williams and Conlan have both been absent recently with injury and neither are fit to resume tonight. That means Charlie Holt, an under-16 who will start his two year scholarship next season, will come in at right back whilst Alex Mullin will cover for Conlan on the left.
|Alex Mullin comes in for Luke Conlan at left back|
Howieson is again left out as he'll be part of the first team squad at Leicester tomorrow and that means Jason Gilchrist, who was on the bench in both legs of the FA Youth Cup semi-final against Blackburn Rovers, will return to partner Shay McCartan up front.
Captain Tom Anderson remains out of the reckoning as he recovers from illness.
The team tonight is: Josh Cook, Charlie Holt, Alex Coleman, Jack Errington, Alex Mullin, Luke Gallagher, Steven Hewitt, Archie Love, Adam Evans, Shay McCartan, Jason Gilchrist.
As reported earlier, we'll be looking to get to the final for the first time in three years when we were beaten 3-2 at Preston and tonight's opponents Blackpool were the team we beat last time we won it.
That was six years ago when we beat Blackpool 4-2 at Bloomfield Road. It was 2-2 on 90 minutes with Dale Underwood and Ali Akbar scoring our goals but substitute Alex MacDonald scored twice in extra time to win it for us.
Please note, it is all pay for tonight's game which kicks off at 7:00 p.m. The Bob Lord Stand will be open with admission charged at £4 adults and £2 concessions.