CRYSTAL Palace boss Neil Warnock is expecting a difficult test against a "hard-working" Burnley side at Selhurst Park on Saturday. The Eagles haven't lost at home to The Clarets since 2001 and the last time the two clubs met it pulled out a seven-goal thriller. Warnock, however, isn't expecting that many goals this time around and believes it could be a "close encounter". "I have got a lot of time for Sean Dyche," Warnock told the Advertiser "For me, he was very close to being manager of the year last season and I'm looking forward to pitting my wits against him. "We've had a few good battles over the years. Burnley are hard-working but they've got quite a lot of ability. "You don't go up without having anything and they've added to the squad with some shrewd signings. "The ethic is a bit like ourselves and I think both teams work very hard for each other. I expect it to be close encounter. "The two teams are close so I'm hoping the Palace fans can just sway it. Their strikers are very important to Burnley, then you have Kieran Tripper who is as good a right-back as there is around at the moment. "Like us, they probably don't have many star names but players who are always going to give you a good game."
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