Date: 1st December 2016 at 10:34pm
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Manager Sean Dyche has confirmed that Dean Marney could in fact return for the Stoke City game this weekend and keep his ever present status going in 2016/17 but the news isn’t so good for Johann Berg Gudmundsson or Tom Heaton.

Gudmundsson has already been ruled out of this weekend’s trip to the Bet365 Stadium, and Dyche explained that goalkeeper Heaton was ‘touch and go’ ahead of the game.

Speaking to the Official Site in his pre match press conference to address the media, Dyche explained.

With Heaton losing his own ever present record against Manchester City – a total of 143 league games in succession – Dyche explained.

‘We`ll give him another 24 hours and then make a decision.’

Marney and Gudmundsson both left that game ahead of the halftime whistle with knocks, and Dyche confirmed that Gudmundsson would not recover in time for Stoke, but Marney could well return.

‘The physios tell me there is a bit of neuro pain, from the nerves more than the muscles, which is good news in this case. Deano has got a decent chance of being back in amongst it. Johann is a definite hamstring strain. That`s just time and good treatment and looking after himself, which he will do. It`s a straight-forward hamstring but he won`t be ready for Saturday.’

The hugely experienced Paul Robinson will obviously once again deputise for Heaton should our now England international regular not make it in time, as we go for a first away win of the current campaign and more points.

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