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Phillip Bardsley | Defensemen | #26

Team: Burnley
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/28/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 163

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Matt Lowton could make his long-awaited return to the Burnley starting line-up as Phil Bardsley struggles to shake off a muscular strain.
The 28-year-old picked up a medial knee ligament injury against Arsenal back in November and has found himself amongst the substitutes since his return to the matchday squad on December 16. The injury handed summer signing Bardsley his opportunity and the veteran full-back seized has his chance by starting every Premier League game since. However, the former Stoke player is at risk of missing this weekends clash at the Liberty Stadium after suffering a hamstring related problem in the 1-1 draw with champions elect Manchester City. Elsewhere, Stephen Ward [knee] is closing in on a return having managed to come through 72 minutes for the under-23s unscathed on Monday while James Tarkowski is hoping to shake off a niggling groin problem. Despite a mounting injury list, Burnley still find themselves well-placed in seventh although they remain nine points adrift of Arsenal in 6th. Feb 7 - 8:00 AM

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Burnley have moved to add some veteran depth in the form of Stoke City right back Phil Bardsley who signed on a permanent move for £2m.

With Glen Johnson getting more and more fragile with age, you have to expect that there is another move coming at the Britannia Stadium. Johnson certainly can't be counted on to play an entire season and Bardsley actually started 14 matches last season for Mark Hughes' side. Perhaps Hughes will employ a makeshift option behind Johnson in the event of injury this coming season but, if that isn't his plan then he'd better get shopping as the inbound defenders - Josh Tymon and Kurt Zouma - are a left back and a center back respectively with neither a) proven or b) a right back.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Phil Bardsley picked up his second yellow card late in stoppage time and it was the cherry on a frustrating sundae of a match for Mark Hughes' men who played well.

The Potters were up for the fight against the leaders. They conceded early to a Willian free kick that skidded on a wet pitch and past Lee Grant. After a disallowed goal from Bruno Martins Indi, Jon Walters drew and converted a penalty in the 38th minute. Mark Hughes' side fought hard to maintain the draw only to see Gary Cahill give the Blues the win turning home a rebound after a penalty area scramble following a corner kick.
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 01:30:00 PM

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes said he is thinking about risking Phil Bardsley due to the club's shortage on the backline.

Down to the bare minimum senior defenders, Hughes suggested Bardsley could be welcomed back into the lineup this weekend with Geoff Cameron and Marc Muniesa still out. The veteran defender has missed the last five weeks due to a knee injury. Said Hughes: "Phil has trained today, so we’ll see how he is tomorrow in terms of reaction because obviously he hasn’t trained in the last four or five weeks...Geoff Cameron is still unavailable while Marc Muniesa is making good progress and we’re hopeful he will get outside with the group early next week."
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 09:58:00 AM

Glen Johnson is expected to line-up at right-back this weekend following the news that Phil Bardsley will miss out through injury.

Bardsley has proven himself to be an able deputy over the past month after Johnson suffered a training ground thigh injury in early October. Stoke lost just once in his five starts – three wins and a draw – but the 31-year-old was clattered [against Bournemouth], forcing him off on the hour mark, and the defender was seen leaving the Bet365 Stadium on crutches. Tests confirm Bardsley will be missing for around five weeks due to an unspecified knee injury. Fortunately for the Potters, Johnson made his comeback from the bench on Saturday and Mark Hughes will be able to call on the England international for the trip to Vicarage Road. Stoke will also check on Glenn Whelan [hamstring] and Geoff Cameron [knee] but Joe Allen is definitely out after collecting his fifth yellow of the season.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 06:54:00 AM

Phil Bardsley may be absent for the Potters as they host Swansea City after the passing of his grandfather.

With utility defender Geoff Cameron also an injury doubt and Glen Johnson definitely sidelined, the potential absence of Bardsley poses a problem for Mark Hughes. With a real chance to make it three wins in a row against struggling Swansea City, the Potters might have to throw Marc Muniesa back into the fray after he has seen his opportunities severely limited this season.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 11:11:00 AM

With Glen Johnson already out injured, Stoke City have a significant doubt over his replacement after Phil Bardsley picked up a hamstring injury against Sunderland last weekend.

Bardsley hasn't trained all week but Mark Hughes is reportedly still hoping that his veteran right back will be available as he doesn't have a direct replacement available. Charlie Adam was the decidedly non-like-for-like replacement against the Black Cats with Marc Muniesa coming in 10 minutes later to more reasonably approximate a normal starting four at the back. Expect Muniesa to deputize again in an unfamiliar position if Bardsley can't go against Hull City.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 04:30:00 PM

With Glen Johnson still not ready for action, Phil Bardsley will get his third consecutive start to begin the season.

Johnson seems likely to be back after the international break that comes in the first weekend of September. That means that fantasy managers should consider Bardsley nothing more than a temporary fix. As temporary fixes go, he isn't a great one this weekend with Stoke City looking vulnerable on the road against the Toffees.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 04:07:00 PM

Phil Bardsley will miss a number of weeks after suffering a recurrence of the injury which he picked up against Aston Villa last weekend.

Mark Hughes confirmed during the build-up to game week twenty-eight that Bardsley would have an MRI scan after injuring his calf on Saturday. But, after tests came back clear, the full-back was included in the starting XI against Newcastle. However, his night ended early – after just 26 minutes – and Bardsley could now be missing until April following a calf strain. Marc Muniesa is expected to come back into the side with defensive teammates Marc Wilson, Glen Johnson and Ryan Shawcross ruled out. Geoff Cameron will be checked as he struggles with post-match ankle pain following his recent lay-off.
Source: Daily Mail
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 12:02:00 PM

Stoke City are sweating on the availability of a number of injured players after the Potters flew to sunnier climes ahead of a free weekend.

Assistant manager Mark Bowen spoke to the media from their six day warm weather training camp in Dubai revealing that Stoke are currently struggling with only two fully fit defenders. "Shawcross hasn't joined in with the group yet, he's just started line running. The ideal scenario is to get him home next week and ready to join in with the other lads, then he has the best part of a week to see if he can make the Villa game." Geoff Cameron (ankle) is expected to remain out while Glen Johnson will miss several weeks after injuring his knee ligaments at Bournemouth. Phil Bardsley is hoping to shake off a dead leg and Marc Muniesa is back in light training having tweaked his hamstring at the Vitality.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 11:58:00 AM

Phil Bardsley scored his first goal for the Potters sealing their 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday and earning them a spot in the semi-finals.

Maybe there is a free kick specialist hiding somewhere deep in Phil Bardsley. It isn't often that he gets a chance to take a free kick in a dangerous position but he got the opportunity on Tuesday and he took it with aplomb. Bardsley's goal put the tie away after Ibrahim Afellay's 30th minute goal opened the scoring. The Potters will have to wait until late Wednesday to learn the identity of their semi-final opponent with Manchester City and Everton also through and Southampton and Liverpool squaring off in the last match of the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 02:46:00 PM

Online video boxing champions Phil Bardsley again led Stoke City in fantasy production in a week where they didn't produce much in their 1-0 loss to old manager Tony Pulis.

There was nothing really remarkable about Stoke City's fantasy performances this past weekend so this entry is really just an excuse to poke some fun at the online video that saw Phil Bardsley knock out Wayne Rooney while the two were goofing around with friends. Bardsley is having a very good year for him as the most productive of Stoke City's defenders. Still, that's only good enough to make him the 29th most productive defender in the Yahoo format overall.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 03:36:00 PM

Phil Bardsley rode an assist and a clean sheet to his second strong fantasy performance on the trot.

Stoke City's 2-0 victory over Everton yielded a lot of strong defensive fantasy performances as the Potters' entire defense eclipsed the double digit mark in the Yahoo scoring system. Bardsley's assist saw him score the highest of the group and his 19 points came on the heels of 9 in Week 27 against Hull City. It may come as a surprise but Bardsley has surpassed Ryan Shawcross as Stoke City's highest scoring fantasy defender for the season. Not bad for a guy who you don't usually think of as being even above average in the real world.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 05:07:00 PM

Stoke City right back Phil Bardsley has been listed as doubtful for the Week 9 clash with Southampton with a back complaint.

Going on the road and facing a team that just put up eight goals isn't the time to be missing starting defenders but that is what Mark Hughes may be facing with Phil Bardsley's back being an issue. US international Geoff Cameron, himself just returning from injury, is available to deputize but will face a tough time trying to contain the rampant Saints attack in his first start back. Stranger things have happened but it certainly doesn't look like the ideal situation for Stoke.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Stoke have confirmed the signing of defender Phil Bardsley from Sunderland on a three-year deal.

It is understood Sunderland manager Gus Poyet tried to persuade Bardsley to sign a new deal with the Black Cats, but the full-back felt the time was right to move on after a controversial six years at the Stadium of Light. After a difficult start to the season, Bardsley was one of the team's most consistent performers as they escaped relegation, with numerous strong defensive and attacking displays down the right flank, and his capture on a free transfer is a terrific bit of business by Stoke manager Mark Hughes.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, May 23, 2014 03:15:00 AM