Charlie Austin (83 mins)
, Nov 6, 2012
Ground: Turf Moor , Kickoff: 19:45 , Att 14,470
Wallace to keep starting role Ross Wallace is expected to retain his place in the Burnley starting line-up to face Leeds.
Former Sunderland winger Wallace suffered a nasty-looking head injury in the second half of Saturday's 2-0 npower Championship victory over Wolves and left the field on a stretcher.
But the 27-year-old has been passed fit and is set to start as new boss Sean Dyche looks to make it two wins from as many games.
Chris McCann suffered a hamstring injury in the build-up to the weekend encounter and defender David Edgar is ready to deputise in an unfamiliar midfield position if he fails to recover in time.
Fellow midfielder Marvin Bartley (groin) also faces a late fitness test ahead of the Turf Moor clash.
Leeds defender Tom Lees is a major doubt after being accidentally poked in the eye in last Friday night's draw at Brighton.
Lees was forced out of the action after 40 minutes at the Amex Stadium and later received medical attention on the south coast after being temporarily blinded in one eye.
If the 21-year-old is not passed fit, Lee Peltier is expected to partner Jason Pearce at the heart of defence, although the Leeds skipper has been carrying an ankle injury in recent weeks, while Danny Pugh could come into the reckoning.
Striker Luciano Becchio is pushing for a recall after starting the last two matches on the substitutes' bench, while both David Norris and Paul Green provide manager Neil Warnock with extra options in midfield.
Burnley vs Leeds
Last modified 22:12 06/11/12
Austin motors on for Clarets Charlie Austin headed his 20th goal of the season late in the game to seal a second successive npower Championship win for Burnley's new manager Sean Dyche in a 1-0 success over Leeds.
Former Swindon striker Austin, who has scored in all but three of his 17 appearances for Burnley this season, broke the deadlock in the 83rd minute when he headed home defender Kieran Trippier's cross.
Dyche, installed as Eddie Howe's successor at Turf Moor last week, saw his new side canter to victory over Wolves at the weekend and inspired them to a fourth win in their last five league games thanks to the prolific Austin.
Burnley leapfrogged the visitors into 10th place in the table, while Leeds, without a win in their last five league matches, have slipped into the bottom half of the table.
Burnley midfielder Chris McCann started in place of defender David Edgar, while Leeds recalled right-back Adam Drury and 11-goal leading scorer Luciano Becchio.
Leeds goalkeeper Paddy Kenny made a superb early double save, first keeping out Ross Wallace's 20-yard shot at full stretch and then blocking Dean Marney's follow-up, while the visitors had to wait until the 13th minute for their first effort on goal when El-Hadji Diouf's shot from inside the penalty area was deflected for a corner.
Burnley striker Martin Paterson lashed a shot from the edge of the area straight at Kenny in the 29th minute, while Diouf spurned a gilt-edged chance at the other end 60 seconds later, pulling his shot wide from 12 yards.
Burnley threatened twice in quick succession to break the deadlock towards the end of the first half.
Defender Kieran Trippier's powerful drive forced Kenny into a fumbling save and from the subsequent corner Austin fired his shot from inside the area straight at Kenny.
Kenny dealt comfortably with McCann's shot from outside the area and Wallace's long-range free-kick early in the second half, and Leeds responded through Rodolph Austin, who fired in an angled shot from 20 yards before Burnley defender Ben Mee was forced off injured and replaced by Danny Lafferty in the 59th minute.
Leeds were enjoying their best spell of the game when winger Aidy White forced Burnley goalkeeper Lee Grant to spill the ball with a venomous shot from the edge of the area, with midfielder Michael Brown's effort blocked by home defender Jason Shackell soon after.
Austin tested Grant again from outside the box in the 68th minute and finally broke the deadlock in the 83rd minute, heading sweetly into the bottom corner from Trippier's fine right-wing cross.
Leeds defender Jason Pearce went close to snatching an equaliser from close range in the 89th minute following Brown's free-kick, but Burnley held on to register their first win over Leeds in six matches.
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Substitution||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Rating|
|36||Ben Mee(sub 58)|
|22||Brian Stock(sub 63)|
|9||Sam Vokes(sub 63)|
|3||Danny Lafferty(sub 58)|
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Substitution||Rating|
|14||Aidan White(sub 85)|
|3||Adam Drury(sub 80)|
|11||Luke Varney(sub 85)|
|16||Danny Pugh(sub 80)|