Bloomfield Road

Next Game

Blackpool v Burnley

Friday, 18 April 2014, 17:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Turf Moor

Last Game

Burnley 0 - 1 Middlesbro'

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 15:07

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Dyche delighted by options

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is delighted to have renewed options at his disposal following a spate of injuries.

Last Updated: 17/03/13 at 12:19 Post Comment

Sean Dyche: Burnley boss has players back from injury

Sean Dyche: Burnley boss has players back from injury

Defenders Ben Mee and Michael Duff returned to action from the start of Monday night's 1-0 defeat to Hull, along with Ross Wallace, and provided encouragement for Dyche on a largely lacklustre evening.

"I was pleased with those boys, Ben Mee in particular - he hasn't even had a proper practise game just because we physically couldn't get one," the Clarets boss explained.

"We rang every club we could but they couldn't fit one in so we had a practise game on the training ground among ourselves. I spoke to him about being ready and I thought he delivered with no real background of games.

"Duffo's the same, Ross Wallace is another who's come through. That'll do them the world of good to get back out there and get that game under their belt.

The trio's return meant bench duty for defenders Shane Long and Danny Lafferty but Dyche insists his youngsters should not take the decisions as a slight with games coming think and fast - Sunday's eagerly anticipated derby encounter against Blackburn at Ewood Park next on the agenda.

"They're two very young players earning their spurs who've done nicely for us," he added. "They've got more to come somewhere down the road, whenever that may be, and you know how quickly it changes.

"They took it as an understanding of their pathway, particularly Longy who is five games in or something.

"It's all part of their progression as footballers. Ingsy (Danny Ings) is still going in and out and in and out and playing well at times, Danny Lafferty's done well playing 20-odd games - a big part of his development for sure."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Transfer news: Swansea's Ben Davies flattered by transfer talk

Swansea City star Ben Davies admits he is flattered at being linked with the likes of Atletico Madrid.

Serie A: Inter Milan will sign a top European striker this summer

Inter Milan president Erick Thohir has confirmed the Nerazzurri are looking to bring in a top striker this summer.

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers wants Liverpool to win title with class

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has called on his side to try and win the Premier League title "in the right way".

Mail Box

City: Bottle Jobs, A Laughing Stock...

There are some harsh words for Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini in the Mailbox this morning, as well as some rather nicer ones for Tony Pulis and his magic hat...

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property