ALAN Knill has a pleasant striking dilemma to contend with ahead of the visit of Lancashire neighbours Burnley.

New signing Andy Morrell is available to make his debut, but he may face a battle to dislodge strike duo Andy Bishop and Glynn Hurst.

Bishop scored the only goal of the game in the 1-0 defeat of Brentford while Hurst looked lively, and was inches away from netting himself when he hit the post.

Morrell is short of match fitness after failing to appear in any pre-season games, so it is likely he will start on the bench.

That means Knill is expected to field the same side that started against the Bees, with Efe Sodje (broken finger) and Paul Scott (black eye) expected to recover from knocks to take their place in the team.

Bury are now unbeaten in eight games at Gigg Lane, and Knill wants his team to use that to their advantage when the Championship side roll into town tonight.

“It’s a great game for us,” said Knill. “It’s a local derby and we should get a big crowd.

“Burnley have spent heavily over the summer and it will be a good test for us to see where we are at.

“We are taking lots of confidence into the game. We go into it on the back of a win, in a game where we performed really well. We ended last year winning six out of seven at home, and the win on Saturday just kept that optimism going around the place.

Burnley have a point to prove after being hammered 4-1 by Sheffield Wednesday in their opening league match on Saturday.

Manager Owen Coyle has threatened to ring the changes, saying: “People have seen what happened at Sheffield so it’s fair to say there will be some changes. I always, as a player, coach, manager or whatever, love cup competitions.

“I’ve been on both sides of it, as a favourite and an underdog, and that's why we all love cup competitions. Tonight there’s no doubt we go there as favourites and Bury will be boosted by their own result at the weekend and probably see us as a big scalp to take. So we have to make sure we're at our best, we’ll give them every respect but look to try to impose ourselves in the game and play our style.”